Notes: Sproles Honored Once Again
As Darren Sproles brought in the 55-yard punt off the foot of Brad Nortman Sunday, he said the middle of the field “opened up like the Red Sea.”
Sproles shot right through the gap and zipped 65 yards for the touchdown. For his efforts, he was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
This is the third such honor for Sproles this season – twice for special teams and once for his contributions on offense. He is tied with Aaron Rodgers (this week’s opponent) for the NFL lead with three Player of the Week Awards.
“That guy is a monster. He’s pretty special,” said Mark Sanchez of his teammate.
Sproles added an eight yard touchdown run against the Panthers Sunday. He has scored four times on the ground for the Eagles to go along with two punt return TDs. His punt return average (17.0) is tops in the league.
“It’s been fun, man,” said Sproles. “The way Chip [Kelly] has been using me has been great.”
Brent Celek was taking part in individual drills during the portion of practice open to reporters. He injured his left ankle late in the Panthers game. The veteran tight end had that ankle heavily wrapped Wednesday.
Nick Foles (collarbone) did not practice but otherwise the Eagles appeared to have full participation.