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Darren Sproles

Darren Sproles - #43 - RB

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 6"/ 190 lbs.
Birthday 06/20/1983
Birthplace Waterloo, IA
College Kansas State
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 4th round, 29th pick by Chargers

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Att Yds TD
48 244 1

Week Seven power rankings

Posted Oct. 19, 2010 @ 9:44 a.m. ET
After a shaky start to the season, the Saints are beginning to establish themselves as legitimate Super Bowl contenders once again, rising five places to sixth in our latest power rankings.

Brees throws 3 TDs, Saints rout Bucs 31-6

Posted Oct. 17, 2010 @ 4:49 p.m. ET
Drew Brees threw for 263 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, leading the New Orleans Saints to a 31-6 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Saints DT Ellis disruptive on more consistent basis

Posted Oct. 15, 2010 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
DT Sedrick Ellis is showing the potential that led New Orleans to trade up three spots in the first round to draft him seventh overall in 2008.

Saints sign RB Jones, waive RB Wynn

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 3:27 p.m. ET
The Saints signed RB Julius Jones today as they look to establish a running game with Pierre Thomas and Reggie Bush recovering from injuries.

America loves 'America's Team'

Posted Oct. 12, 2010 @ 1:15 p.m. ET
A new poll reports that for the fourth year in a row, the Cowboys have been voted as the most popular NFL team.

Saints resilient enough to overcome early-season struggles

Posted Oct. 11, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
Some are beginning to wonder if the Saints, who fell to 3-2 on Sunday, are going to recapture the form they displayed on their way to winning the Super Bowl last season.

Cards shock Saints in Hall's debut

Posted Oct. 10, 2010 @ 7:48 p.m. ET
Rookie Max Hall completed 17 of 27 passes for 168 yards, Jay Feely kicked three field goals and the Arizona Cardinals upset the New Orleans Saints 30-20 on Sunday.

Saints FS Sharper says he’s ready, but team not expected to rush return

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
The Saints have been careful not to drop any hints when it comes to their plan for FS Darren Sharper, who will be eligible to be activated off the PUP list in Week Seven.

Saints RB Thomas out for Sunday

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 3:56 p.m. ET
Saints starting RB Pierre Thomas will miss Sunday's Week Five game against the Cardinals.

Saints CB Porter out 3-4 Weeks

Posted Oct. 06, 2010 @ 5:53 p.m. ET
Saints CB Tracy Porter will miss 3-4 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic surgery to repair the lateral meniscus in his left knee.

Even 'elite' teams have major concerns now

Posted Oct. 05, 2010 @ 8:45 p.m. ET
Let's run through PFW’s top five in our power rankings and point out each team’s greatest strength right now and also its biggest shortcoming.

Report: Saints CB Porter to miss 2-4 weeks

Posted Oct. 04, 2010 @ 8:24 p.m. ET
Saints CB Tracy Porter is expected to miss 2-4 weeks after an apparent MCL injury in his left knee, according to PFW correspondent Mike Triplett in the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Saints edge Carolina 16-14

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
Only days after rejoining the Saints at age 46, John Carney hit three field goals to help New Orleans edge the Carolina Panthers 16-14 on Sunday.

PK Carney active for Saints

Posted Oct. 03, 2010 @ 12:06 p.m. ET
The Saints have decided to activate PK John Carney for their Week Four matchup with the Panthers, while Garrett Hartley will not be in uniform.

Saints WR Meachem looking to shake off slow start

Posted Oct. 01, 2010 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
Saints WR Robert Meachem isn't off to the start some envisioned for him.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 01, 2012
Sproles is active for Sunday's game against San Francisco.||||||| Sproles had missed three straight games with a broken left hand.
Posted Sept. 18, 2012
Sproles had a career-high 13 receptions for 128 yards in a 35-27 loss to Carolina on Sunday.||||||| This could be the beginning of increase touches for the running back or he could regress back to the mean. Sproles has averaged 5.8 catches since joining New Orleans at the beginning of last season.
Posted Aug. 13, 2012
Sproles will not play in the next preseason game against Jacksonville on Friday night because knee soreness.||||||| Sproles was one of several players who sat out Monday's practice, the first since the Saints played at New England last Thursday night.
Posted Jan. 15, 2012
Sproles caught 15 passes for 119 yards and one TD in Saturday's 36-32 postseason loss at San Francisco.||||||| Sproles showcased his dual-threat ability with only three carries for three yards on the ground, however. He made up for it through the air by hooking up with Drew Brees.
Posted Jan. 02, 2012
Sproles had 40 yards rushing, 29 yards receiving and 99 yards on kickoff and punt returns during Sunday's 45-17 rout of Carolina.||||||| Sproles finished the season with an NFL record 2,696 combined yards, breaking the previous mark of 2,690, set by Derrick Mason with Tennessee in 2000. Sproles will certainly be a hot commodity heading into 2012 drafts, and is all but certain to come at a hefty price following his tremendous campaign.

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