By Mary Cunningham
The Eagles open training camp this Thursday in South Philly, and there may be some surprises for one big name.
There is no doubting that Darren Sproles can still be a highly effective player in the NFL.
His ability to return kicks and punts, catch passes out of the backfield, line up in the slot, and carry the ball between the tackles makes him the definition of an all-purpose back.
But he is 33 years old and a veteran of 10 NFL seasons, so he has taken his fair share of hits.
The Eagles could keep Sproles for another season, but there is little chance they will be able to re-sign him next offseason. Knowing this, we wouldn’t be shocked if they choose to cut him loose and look for a younger and cheaper replacement.