Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles said next season will be his last one in the NFL. Sproles, 33, is the third-oldest running back in the NFL. Frank Gore and DeAngelo Williams are the only two running backs who are older.
Earlier this week, Sproles told ESPN’s Tim McManus that he plans on playing one more season before retiring. “I feel like [after 2017] it will be time.”
The veteran running back wants to return to Philadelphia next season because he is close with teammates and coaches. However, he mentioned that whether he will be back with the Eagles next season is out of his hands.
“That’s not up to me. That’s up to the people upstairs. I’ve got nothing to do with that. But that’s the plan.”
Leading the New York Jets 20-13 late in the fourth quarter last week, the Giants appeared to be on their way to a win and cover as a 2.5-point underdog. Instead, the Jets went on to tie the game and win it 23-20 in overtime, handing the Giants their third straight loss and dropping their season record to 5-7 SU and 6-5-1 ATS.
“I need to shut up more, frankly,” McCarthy said when asked about his influence on Clements’ offensive play selection. “I think the most important thing is — and I don’t know how other people do it — the communication network when you’re calling plays.
“If you’re calling plays, you need the information before the series and timely information within the series. So that’s something that we’re all conscientious of, and it’s just to make sure we’re trying to give Tom the support that he needs there.”
The Packers lost 2014 leading receiver Jordy Nelson for the year in preseason and are No. 22 in total offense entering Week 14. Aaron Rodgers has still managed to rack up 26 touchdowns with five interceptions, but his 97.3 passer rating is the first time his rating has been under 100 since finishing with a 93.8 passer rating in his first full season as the team’s starter.
McCarthy spent five seasons as the offensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints and one year with the same position with the San Francisco 49ers before getting the head coaching job with the Packers in 2006.