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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

Saints release DE McCray, two others

Posted June 21, 2010 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
The Saints announced Monday that they have released veteran DE Bobby McCray, waived CB Glenn Sharpe and released WR Roy Hall with an injury settlement.

Saints trade OT Brown to Redskins

Posted June 19, 2010 @ 7:31 p.m. ET
The Saints traded OT Jammal Brown to the Redskins on Saturday for a 2011 draft pick, Saints executive vice president and general manager Mickey Loomis announced in a team-issued statement on Saturday.

Saints WR Moore signs RFA tender

Posted June 19, 2010 @ 7:09 p.m. ET
Saints WR Lance Moore signed his one-year, $1.759 million restricted free-agent tender on Friday, executive vice president and general manager Mickey Loomis announced in a club-issued statement.

Saints receive Super Bowl rings

Posted June 18, 2010 @ 2:41 a.m. ET
The Super Bowl champion Saints received their championship rings at a ceremony Wednesday night in downtown New Orleans.

Report: Saints S Harper agrees to sign tender

Posted June 15, 2010 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
Saints SS Roman Harper will avoid having his restricted free-agent tender offer reduced, according to PFW correspondent Mike Triplett, a beat writer for the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Disgruntled Saints RB Thomas signs tender

Posted June 14, 2010 @ 9:59 p.m. ET
Saints RB Pierre Thomas has signed his restricted free-agent tender, GM Mickey Loomis said Monday, but Thomas' agent says his client remains unhappy with his contract situation.

Saints OLT Brown will have to earn back starting job

Posted June 10, 2010 @ 1:35 p.m. ET
OLT Jammal Brown has yet to sign his restricted free-agent tender and is hoping to receive a long-term contract offer, but word is the Saints aren't interested in discussing such a deal with him.

Surprise onside kicks a percentage play

Posted June 01, 2010 @ 9:13 a.m. ET
The Saints used an unexpected onside kick to propel them to a Super Bowl victory. Was this a reasonable risk to take, and will more teams use this element of surprise in the future?

Shockey released from hospital

Posted May 29, 2010 @ 12:03 a.m. ET
Saints TE Jeremy Shockey has been released from the hospital, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Friday, after he suffered seizure-like symptoms in the team's weight room Thursday afternoon.

Saints TE Shockey hospitalized

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 4:51 p.m. ET
Saints TE Jeremy Shockey was taken to a hospital after experiencing seizure-like systems during a workout in the team's weight room, reports indicate.

Saints’ Brown, McCray, Wilkerson in DLE mix

Posted May 27, 2010 @ 11:35 a.m. ET
DE Bobby McCray started all three playoff games at left end for the Saints last season after the usual starter, Charles Grant, suffered a torn triceps in Week 17, but McCray likely will fill a pass-rush specialist role next season.

Saints sign FB McKie

Posted May 24, 2010 @ 5:30 p.m. ET
Former Bears FB Jason McKie signed a one-year contract with the Saints on Monday.

Saints sign ex-Jaguars LB Ingram

Posted May 19, 2010 @ 10:44 p.m. ET
The Saints have come to an agreement with former Jaguars LB Clint Ingram on a one-year contract, New Orleans GM Mickey Loomis announced Wednesday.

Bird watching

Posted May 17, 2010 @ 10:03 a.m. ET
The Falcons could be up to the task of dethroning the Saints in a division known for parity, writes PFW's Dan Parr.

Saints could wait until July to sign veteran backup QB

Posted May 15, 2010 @ 2:26 p.m. ET
The Saints have yet to sign a veteran backup for QB Drew Brees, as the uncapped year's "final eight" rule has limited their options in free agency.

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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