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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

Friday's 60-second rant: Payton's absence glaring in key moments

Posted Nov. 30, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The post-bounty Saints simply lost their edge in the absence of Sean Payton, as Thursday night's loss perfectly depicted.

Saints RB Sproles (hand) out for Monday night

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Saints RB Darren Sproles needed surgery on a broken hand and will not play in Monday night’s game against the Eagles.

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.

Fantasy Roundtable: Rookie QBs, Saints RBs and more

Posted Aug. 24, 2012 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
To take Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III? The PFW staff weighs in on this and a handful of other fantasy-football issues in our latest "roundtable" chat.

Brees, Sproles, Saints break records

Posted Jan. 01, 2012 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
The Saints set an NFL record for total yards an offense and QB Drew Brees and RB Darren Sproles also set single-season records in Week 17.

Saints RB Sproles earning high praise

Posted Nov. 26, 2011 @ 8:53 a.m. ET
Saints RB Darren Sproles is exceeding the expectations the team had for him heading into the season.

Maintaining balance the challenge for Saints' offense

Posted Nov. 07, 2011 @ 4:55 p.m. ET
it didn't take 300-plus passing yards from QB Drew Brees for the Saints to hold a comfortable lead for much of the game in their win over the Buccaneers.

Saints' running game could be set for takeoff

Posted Oct. 04, 2011 @ 1:46 a.m. ET
Saints head coach Sean Payton may want to consider emphasizing the running game against Carolina in Week Five.

Bears-Saints matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 4:01 a.m. ET
The Saints will look to establish their running game using a trio of backs vs. the Bears Sunday.

Saints announce 11 new contracts

Posted July 29, 2011 @ 6:48 p.m. ET
LT Jermon Bushrod, RB/KR Darren Sproles and LB Will Herring are among the new deals the Saints officially announced on Friday.

Saints sign Sproles to replace Bush

Posted July 28, 2011 @ 10:51 p.m. ET
FOX Sports is reporting that Saints have found their replacement for Reggie Bush in former Chargers RB Darren Sproles.

Redskins could seek to bolster backfield

Posted June 04, 2011 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
Much like at quarterback, the men who make up the Redskins' current depth chart at running back might not be the ones who ultimately factor in to the position when the season begins.

Lockout limbo: Chargers report

Posted June 04, 2011 @ 10:08 a.m. ET
There are changes in San Diego following a disappointing 2010 season, including two new coordinators and the likely departure of some familiar faces.

Dolphins rookie RB Thomas could get big workload

Posted May 04, 2011 @ 7:29 p.m. ET
The Dolphins traded three draft picks to take RB Daniel Thomas in the second round, and he could be getting a lot of carries in his rookie campaign.

Chargers have reason to celebrate kickoff changes

Posted March 24, 2011 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
Although they might not be the first club one would expect to be in favor of moving kickoffs up five yards from the 30-yard line to the 35, we hear the Chargers are perfectly fine with the new rule.

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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