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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

New Orleans celebrates Saints' Super Bowl berth

Posted Jan. 25, 2010 @ 11:52 a.m. ET
In New Orleans, it's not just players and coaches who party on the field after a win in the NFC championship game. The nuns get down and bask in the glow, too, in a city that couldn't be ...

Evans says fellow OG Nicks has improved drastically

Posted Jan. 22, 2010 @ 1:58 p.m. ET
He was one of just two starting Saints O-linemen not to make the Pro Bowl, yet Jahri Evans says Carl Nicks improved greatly in his second season.

New Orleans Saints' season in review

Posted Jan. 21, 2010 @ 8:44 p.m. ET
We take a week-by-week look at the 2009 season of the NFC South champion Saints, the top playoff seed in their conference.

Saints RB McAllister placed on reserve/retired list

Posted Jan. 19, 2010 @ 5:36 p.m. ET
Saints RB Deuce McAllister, who was re-signed by the team days before its playoff win over the Cardinals, was placed on the reserve/retired list Tuesday.

Saints' Williams says management, not X's and O's, is his specialty

Posted Jan. 17, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has received a great deal of credit for the defense's more opportunistic display since he took over, but he said too much has been made of his scheme.

Saints' dominant performance has New Orleans sky high

Posted Jan. 17, 2010 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
The Saints used Saturday's divisional playoff victory over the Cardinals to chase away the demons of all the disappointments Saints fans have suffered through the years as one of only five NFL teams that have never been to a ...

Saints rout Cardinals, reach NFC title game

Posted Jan. 16, 2010 @ 7:58 p.m. ET
Reggie Bush scored on an 83-yard punt return and a 46-yard run, and Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 45-14 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Saturday in the divisional round of ...

Balance of power shifting back to NFC

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
PFW's Hub Arkush says a glance at the remaining playoff teams provides a good indication that the NFC has become a stronger conference than the AFC, with four championship-caliber NFC teams and only two such AFC clubs in the ...

Saints stung by loss of DE Grant

Posted Jan. 08, 2010 @ 3:09 p.m. ET
The Saints' defense suffered a significant loss when DE Charles Grant tore his triceps in what amounted to a meaningless game, at least in terms of the Saints' playoff seeding, against the Panthers in Week 17.

NFC playoff primer

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 10:34 a.m. ET
He may be only a bit player in the Saints' offense, but RB Reggie Bush is still a player to watch in the upcoming playoffs. PFW analyzes the offenses and defenses of the NFC's six postseason participants and speculates ...

Saints place DE Grant on I.R.

Posted Jan. 05, 2010 @ 2:05 p.m. ET
The Saints will enter the playoffs without one of their starting defensive ends.

Brees says Saints’ confidence not shaken

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 8:14 p.m. ET
The Saints dropped two in a row at the Superdome after starting the season 13-0, but the team's leader and motivator-in-chief, QB Drew Brees, said he and his teammates' confidence has not been shaken.

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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