Eagles RB Darren Sproles considering another NFL season, report says

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Darren Sproles may not retire following this season after all.

The 35-year-old running back announced earlier this year that the 2018 season would be his last, but according to ESPN, Sproles has been telling some teammates and staff that he “seriously could want another year in the NFL.” 

A veteran of 13 NFL seasons, his 2017 campaign was cut short by a broken arm and torn ACL suffered in a Week 3 win over the Giants, preventing Sproles from playing a part when the Eagles won their first Super Bowl title by beating the Patriots.

The 35-year-old re-signed with the Eagles on a one-year deal in April, but announced his plans to retire after this season in a blog post. He wrote: “The plan was for 2017 to be my last season. I was 34, had a great career, accomplished a lot—it was time. No one ever expected my career to last this long, over a decade but I was proud to prove them all wrong. Then my season ended a little earlier than expected, to an injury.

“An injury is different; It’s something you don’t have any control over but I feel like I left a lot out there, and I couldn’t let my career end like that.”

Sproles was originally selected by the then San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2005 draft. He spent six seasons with the franchise and three with the Saints before he was traded to the Eagles in March 2014.