Darren Sproles Says He Wants To Be A Free Agent

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The versatile and talented Darren Sproles hopes his successful 2008 season will earn him big money in free agency. Last season was a productive one for Sproles, both as a situational running back and as a return man. Sproles ran the ball 61 times for 330 yards (5.4 avg per carry) and scored 1 touchdown. Out of the backfield, Sproles caught 29 passes for 342 (11.8 avg per catch) and scored 5 touchdowns.

Darren Sproles was also the NFL's most prolific returner; his 1625 total punt/kick return yardage is tops in the league.

The San Diego Chargers will offer Sproles a contract with the idea that his role will remain primarily as a return man and situational running back. But chances are Sproles will be offered a much larger contract by another team. Sproles is doing the smart thing by testing the waters, but he would certainly love to stay a Charger:

“I want to stay in San Diego but we have to wait and see what happens. Your second contract, that’s the one where you have a chance to take care of yourself and your family. I enjoy my teammates and love playing for the Chargers. We’ll just see how things go down.” - Darren Sproles

Source: Chargers.com

January 30, 2009

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4 comments:

Danny said... Jan 30, 2009, 8:20:00 PM

By Sproles we'll miss ya. Go get paid, the NFL stands for "Not For Long" for a reason!

Joe Fiorentino said... Feb 27, 2009, 12:35:00 PM

Soooo, has anyone been interested? Haven't seen anything yet about him...

Ricardo said... Apr 18, 2009, 2:39:00 PM

i just hope Darren Sproles stays with the chargers, once a charger always a charger
haha, he has made history! in Qualcom statium, I hope!!! i he stays longer more than 2 years

Ricardo said... Apr 18, 2009, 2:40:00 PM

Number 1 Darren Sproles Fan

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