The Philadelphia Eagles officially placed RB Darren Sproles on injured reserve Friday.
Sproles previously missed three games with a quad injury before being cleared to play against the Bears. He was able to make it through Monday’s practice with no issues, but started experiencing discomfort on Wednesday, according to Garafolo.
The Eagles issued the following statement regarding Sproles:
Statement from the Philadelphia Eagles regarding RB Darren Sproles pic.twitter.com/SomTcRI0g3
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) November 15, 2019
This helps to explain the Eagles’ decision to bring in free agent RB Jay Ajayi for a visit on Friday.
Sproles has seriously contemplated retirement in recent years, so it’s possible that this could be it for his time in the NFL.
Sproles, 36, is a former fourth-round pick of the Chargers back in 2005. He spent five years in San Diego before signing on with the Saints in 2011. New Orleans later traded him to the Eagles for the 2014 season.
Sproles played out the final year of his two-year, $8 million contract before signing a one-year, $1.415 million contract with the Eagles last year. Philadelphia re-signed him to another one-year contract this past July.
In 2019, Sproles appeared in six games for the Eagles and rushed for 66 yards on 17 carries (3.9 YPC) to go along with six receptions for 24 yards receiving and no touchdowns.