Of the 32 new players wearing an Eagles uniform, no player comes with more intrigue into Friday's preseason opener in Chicago than RB Darren Sproles. Other newcomers might have bigger roles or brighter futures, but curiosity remains about how coach Chip Kelly will use the versatile, 31-year-old running back.
"We're not going to go out there and show everything we're trying to do," Sproles said. "We're going to show just basic stuff."
Clearly the Eagles aren't going to show much in Friday's game, but the story is right about how interesting it will be to see how the team uses Sproles during the season. We've read all kinds of things over the past week, but most interesting is how Sproles has been working with the WRs and lining up on the outside with LeSean McCoy on the field. It's starting to get the feel that Sproles will have some value, at least in deeper PPR leagues. But because we don't know yet, the later you can draft them the better.