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Eagles RB Darren Sproles Set to Return to Action for the Team Monday Night

Eagles running back Darren Sproles is expected to finally return to the field for the team’s key NFC East divisional matchup against the Redskins according to Tim McManus of ESPN.

When asked if he’ll play Monday, Sproles casually responded,”That’s the plan.” He also mentioned “we’re going to see” what his eventual role will be.

The 35-year-old has been out since Week 1 with a serious hamstring injury. It should be noted, however, that Sproles received all running back targets and 50% of Philly’s red zone rushes in his only available three quarters this season.

Much has changed since Week 1 with undrafted free agent Josh Adams gradually taking over as the No.1 running back the past few weeks. We would still expect Adams to see the bulk of the carries against the Redskins and both Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood are available.

The Eagles’ 2018 season is on the line, however, and we expect head coach Doug Pederson to pull out all the stops on MNF-likely including some specific plays designed for the shifty Sproles.

NFL Week 12 Inactives for the Giants vs Eagles

Here’s today’s inactives for the Eagles and Giants battle:

Giants

C Evan Brown
WR Jawill Davis
DT John Jenkins
QB Kyle Lauletta
CB Tony Lippett
S Kamrin Moore
DE Kerry Wynn

Eagles

LB Jordan Hicks
CB Sidney Jones
CB Avonte Maddox
CB Jalen Mills
OG Matt Pryor
RB Darren Sproles
QB Nate Sudfeld

Eagles OC Mike Groh Says Getting WR Golden Tate Involved Has Been Challenging

Eagles offensive coordinator Mike Groh admits that incorporating veteran wide receiver Golden Tate into the offense has been “challenging” according to Jeff LcLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Eagles acquired Tate from the Detroit Lions for a third-round pick at the trade deadline but at this point the trade is looking like a mistake, especially with the Eagles falling out of the playoff race. Despite a bye week following the trade, Tate’s career in Philadelphia has started off slowly as can be expected with wideouts changing teams and schemes in midseason.

Tate did see a bump in playing time in Week 11 against the New Orleans Saints and ended up leading the team in targets (8), catches (5), and yards (48). But the Eagles have lost both games since the trade and Tate has not yet developed chemistry with quarterback Carson Wentz. And the 30-year-old Tate is scheduled to become a free agent in March so the Eagles may see little return for their third-round pick investment. Originally a second-round pick out of Notre Dame by the Seattle Seahawks in 2010, Tate has three 1,000-yard seasons on his resume with Seattle and Detroit and is still capable of playing at a high level.

Video: Eagles Embarrassed by Saints in Latest Pounding 48-7

It was a big day for the Saints and their offense, as they cruised by the defending Super Bowl Champion Eagles at home 48-7, as the Eagles were outplayed in every area in their latest setback.

Video: ESPN Chats If the Eagles Super Bowl Win Last Season Was a ‘Fluke’

Stephen A. Smith, Max Kellerman and Damien Woody discuss the Eagles’ struggles so far this season, and whether it means their championship season in 2017-2018 was a fluke.

Eagles CB Ronald Darby Done for the Season After Tearing ACL

The Eagles suffered another blow to their defense in their loss on Sunday, as cornerback Ronald Darby suffered a torn ACL according to Tim McManus of ESPN.

The injury did not look good on the field Sunday night, and coach Doug Pederson confirmed the worst on Monday morning. Already struggling at corner, the Eagles will now be without their best option for the rest of the season.

That does not bode well for the team’s fortunes as they travel to New Orleans to take on the high-flying Saints in Week 11.

And the injury could not have come at a worst time for Darby. Originally a second-round pick out of Florida State by the Buffalo Bills in 2015, the 24-year-old is on the last year of his rookie contract and is set to become a free agent in March.

Eagles Acquire Lions Wide Out Golden Tate for a Third-Round Pick

The Eagles made a move Tuesday to shore up the wide out core, as the defending Super Bowl champs made a deal with Detroit for wide out Golden Tate.

In return, Detroit will get back a third-round pick.

“We know this is an incredibly smart guy and an incredibly hard worker,” Howie Roseman, the Eagles’ vice president of football operations said of Tate.

“We feel very confident that a lot of things we are doing here are things that he’s done in the past. The bye week certainly helps. This isn’t a situation where we’re getting a guy on Tuesday and he’s got to come in and play on Sunday. We have a little bit of time to get him up to speed. During the season, the playbook gets a little smaller because it’s game-plan-specific, so I think that will help him, too.”

The 30-year-old has 285 yards this season after the catch, and is known for that gritty type of play that has made him one of the known toughest wide outs in the game.

Overall he’s got 44 catches and 517 yards with 3 touchdowns. He had 90 receptions in each of his four full seasons with the Lions and was a 1,000-yard receiver in three of those years.

“We think we have a really good football team and we are adding a really good player. … We are going to keep our foot on the gas and that’s our message,” Roseman said of the deal. “That’s our message to our fans and that’s our message to our organization. We are not going to sit on our hands.

“When you get an opportunity — it’s hard to find really good players and this is a really good player, who really fits this culture, this community and this city. He’s a hard-working, determined guy with a lot of passion and a lot of energy. What he does with the ball in his hands is special.”

Eagles RB Darren Sproles Out for the Teams’ Game in London Against Jacksonville

Veteran Eagles running back Darren Sproles has been once against ruled out for the team’s Week 8 contest against the Jaguars and will not be traveling with the team to London according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The 35-year-old Sproles has not practice or played since injuring his hamstring in the season opener and there seems to be no timetable for his return.

In his absence, Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood will continue to be featured in a backfield committee that also involves promising undrafted rookie Josh Adams. It would not be a surprise to see the Eagles make at least a minor move to shore up their running game before the trade deadline next Tuesday.