Eagles running back Darren Sproles to retire after 2019 season

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After 15-years of terrorizing NFL defenses and six seasons as an Eagle, Darren Sproles has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the 2019 season.

Sproles ends his career with 3,552 rushing yards and 4,840 receiving yards to go with 55 total touchdowns. There’s no doubting that the ‘little engine that could’ belongs in the Hall of Fame, as one of the best dual-threat backs to ever do it.

Sproles posted a heartfelt letter in which he thanks Eagles fans and reminisces about some of his favorite moments playing in the City of Brotherly Love that you can read here:

https://www.philadelphiaeagles.com/news/darren-sproles-announces-retirement

The last few seasons have seen Sproles hampered by injuries, but they shouldn’t take away from a glistening career that saw him make three Pro Bowls and of course a Super Bowl ring. Sproles also set the NFL record for all-purpose yards back in 2011, with 2,696.

Sproles has electrified the league during his long NFL career, but now the 36-year old running back has decided to draw the curtains on an illustrious chapter of his life. The fans of Philadelphia will never forget how much Sproles gave to this team during his six years here, surviving the Chip Kelly era and helping kickstart the next generation during the rookie year of Carson Wentz.

From everyone at Philly Sports Network and on behalf of anyone whose heart sank at the thought of a league without ‘mighty mouse’, here’s to you, Darren Sproles. Thank you for everything.

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