WATCH: Eagles Running Back Darren Sproles’s Awesome Pop Warner Highlights

A young Darren Sproles before feasting on an outmatched Pop Warner defense.

If you think Eagles running back Darren Sproles still has all the right moves at the ripe old age of 34, you should see how he embarrassed kids while playing Pop Warner in Olathe, Kansas way back when.

To celebrate the NFL’s active leader in all-purpose yards, the Birds posted a hysterical video on Twitter of young Sproles breaking ankles and making plays out of nothing, per usual: Read more »

Eagles Upset Over ‘Cheap Shot’ On Darren Sproles

Darren Sproles. (Jeff Fusco)

Darren Sproles. (Jeff Fusco)

As the Eagles trailed Washington by two points with 11:38 remaining in the fourth quarter, Darren Sproles called for a fair catch and attempted to field a punt at Philadelphia’s 25-yard-line. But before he could catch the ball, Washington safety Deshazor Everett leveled Sproles and forced the Eagle out of the game with a head injury.

A scuffle immediately ensued after the play involving several players on both teams, including Steven Means and Terrence Brooks on the Eagles’ side. A few offensive players also came off of the sideline quickly, including Jason Peters. After the game, many Eagles were still upset over the play, with Zach Ertz calling it an “obvious cheap shot.” Read more »

Wake-Up Call: Darren Sproles Is the Eagles’ New No. 1 Back

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Darren Sproles. (Jeff Fusco)

Doug Pederson wasn’t willing to say it after the Eagles-Cowboys game, but now that two weeks have passed, he admitted Monday afternoon something that has become obvious: Darren Sproles has replaced Ryan Mathews at the top of the Eagles’ running back depth chart.

“I would say that Darren is the No. 1 back right now,” Pederson said. “Ryan is still a big part [of the offense]; you saw the touchdown run that he had yesterday. Kenjon [Barner] had a nice run. Wendell [Smallwood] had a nice run. So it’s still a little bit of the running back by committee. Obviously, we haven’t hung our hat on one guy, but we tend to lean more towards Darren Sproles. It’s hard to take him off the field right now.” Read more »

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