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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

Sproles' likely departure could hurt Bolts in many areas

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
While the writing has been on the wall for some time that RB Darren Sproles is very unlikely to be back in San Diego in 2011, we hear the Chargers are going to miss him as more than just a ...

Fitz's Four-Course Fantasy Feast

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 2:08 a.m. ET
Given how injuries have disrupted San Diego's offense, the Chargers RB who intrigues Pat Fitzmaurice this week from a fantasy perspective is Darren Sproles.

Raiders' Heyward-Bey still underachieving

Posted Oct. 16, 2010 @ 9:35 p.m. ET
Although his production has picked up from an invisible rookie season, Oakland WR Darrius Heyward-Bey still isn't recording the type of numbers expected of the 2009 first-round draft choice, according to AFC West Whispers.

Chargers RB Mathews nursing high ankle sprain

Posted Sept. 23, 2010 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
Chargers rookie RB Ryan Mathews was held out of practice Wednesday and is not sure if he will play this Sunday as he nurses a high ankle sprain.

Chargers' Mathews not running from big expectations

Posted Aug. 09, 2010 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
Before he has ever taken a handoff for the Chargers, rookie RB Ryan Mathews has found himself with nowhere to run from the fans and media, all wanting to know how he'll replace a legend.

RB Sproles signs RFA tender

Posted April 02, 2010 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
The Chargers announced that RB Darren Sproles, a restricted free agent, signed his one-year, $7.283 million tender on Friday.

Report: Chargers change mind, place highest tender on Sproles

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
Apparently, Darren Sproles won't be going anywhere after all. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers have decided to place a first- and third-round tender on the restricted free agent just one week after telling him he would ...

Contrary to rumors, Patriots won't bring back Thomas

Posted Feb. 28, 2010 @ 10:36 a.m. ET
If the Patriots can't trade LB Adalius Thomas, they'll likely cut him, we hear in this week's AFC Whispers.

Bolts need RB with L.T.'s likely departure

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 8:47 a.m. ET
For Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson, the 2009 offseason was a fiasco. With him being owed a boatload of money that the team was not willing to pay, Tomlinson's representatives and GM A.J. Smith went back and forth in ...

Sproles not breaking games open as returner

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 12:12 a.m. ET
With the ball in his hands, the Chargers' Darren Sproles remains one of the league's most dangerous players. But in the return game, some of the jolt he provided the team in 2008 has been missing this season.

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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