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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

Goodell to meet with Vilma on Monday

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 1:36 p.m. ET
Saints LB Jonathan Vilma will meet with commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday to discuss Vilma’s suspension that was recently vacated.

NFL issues statement on CBA Appeals Panel ruling

Posted Sept. 13, 2012 @ 11:18 a.m. ET
The NFL issued a statement about last week’s ruling by an appeals panel that lifted the suspensions of four players involved in the Saints’ bounty program.

Goodell to meet with four players in bounty scandal

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
Roger Goodell and four players whose suspensions in connection with the bounty investigation were lifted by an appeals panel have agreed to new meetings.

Super Bowl prep zipping along in Big Easy

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 4:53 p.m. ET
In less than five months, the Super Bowl will return to New Orleans for the first time since 2002, and the preparations are well underway.

Report: Vilma willing to meet with Goodell

Posted Sept. 11, 2012 @ 1:46 p.m. ET
Saints LB Jonathan Vilma is willing to meet with Roger Goodell, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported.

Saints re-sign WR Arrington, place Vilma on PUP

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 5:55 p.m. ET
The Saints placed LB Jonathan Vilma on the PUP list and re-signed WR Adrian Arrington on Monday, the club announced.

NFC South Spin cycle: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 3:51 p.m. ET
Two teams are up and two are down — here is our weekly team-by-team take on the state of the NFC South.

Shorts and Shells: Week One

Posted Sept. 10, 2012 @ 2:55 a.m. ET
Welcome to Overreaction Sunday, where RG3 can do no wrong, the Bills and Saints do little right and Peyton Manning is back in business. We think.

Griffin shines as Redskins down Saints

Posted Sept. 09, 2012 @ 5:24 p.m. ET
Robert Griffin III began his NFL career by connecting on 19-of-26 passes for 320 yards and two TDs, as the Redskins beat the Saints, 40-32.

Saints add DE Smith to roster

Posted Sept. 08, 2012 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
The Saints announced Saturday that they had placed DE Will Smith on their roster. 

Player suspensions from bounty case vacated

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
A three-member appeals panel vacated the suspensions of the players allegedly involved in the Saints' bounty scandal, Jim Trotter of Sports Illustrated first reported.

Ingram just a part of Saints' RB committee

Posted Sept. 07, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
While Mark Ingram had a quiet preseason, the Saints are brimming with confidence about their deep arsenal of running backs.

Key matchup: Redskins QB Robert Griffin III vs. Saints MLB Curtis Lofton

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 5:38 p.m. ET
In Thursday’s key matchup, PFW’s Eric Edholm focuses on the battle between Robert Griffin III and Curtis Lofton in Sunday’s Redskins-Saints game.

Suspended Saints DE Smith releases statement

Posted Sept. 06, 2012 @ 4:50 p.m. ET
Saints DE Will Smith, who is suspended for the first three games of the season, released a statement on Thursday.

Redskins S Meriweather out 2-4 weeks

Posted Sept. 05, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Redskins S Brandon Meriweather will miss 2-4 weeks because of sprained ligaments in his left knee, head coach Mike Shanahan said Wednesday.

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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