The NFL Draft had a host of trades, but one move that did not go down involved Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles. Ian Rapoport reported on Tuesday that the team received calls about Sproles during the draft. Additionally, Sproles is not attending the team's voluntary OTA session "until it is sorted out." Rapoport said this is not a frustrating situation for Sproles, but he is away from the team for time-being.
The first thing that comes to mind of course is Chip Kelly and the San Francisco 49ers. Kelly and the Eagles acquired Sproles from the New Orleans Saints in March 2014, in exchange for a 2014 fifth round pick. In 2014, Sproles had 57 rushes for 329 yards and six touchdowns, as well as 40 receptions for 387 yards. In 2015, Sproles had 83 rushes for 317 yards and three touchdowns, as well as 55 receptions for 388 yards and one touchdown. He also had 77 punt returns over the two seasons.
According to Rapoport, Sproles is with his family on the west coast while the Eagles go through OTAs. That certainly doesn't mean he is going to end up with the 49ers, but the team certainly could use more depth at running back. Carlos Hyde is the starter, but after that, there are plenty of questions. The team drafted Kelvin Taylor, who joins Mike Davis, Shaun Draughn, and DuJuan Harris behind Hyde. Jarryd Hayne was a bubble guy, but his departure leaves the team with one less option. Sproles would make sense as a passing down back in Kelly's offense.