Darren Sproles makes his offseason home in California and, on paper, his experience be a welcome addition to the 49ers‘ roster. However, Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee can think of a few reasons why he wouldn’t be a great match for the Niners.
For one, the 49ers likely would be wary of striking a new deal with a runner who turns 33 next month. San Francisco has already bid farewell to several notable names that were north of 30, including Frank Gore, Vernon Davis, and Anquan Boldin. And, even if SF really wanted him, the Eagles would probably be hesitant to help out their former head coach in any way. For what it’s worth, the Eagles say Sproles is not available, even though the team reportedly received trade inquiries on him during the draft.
Here’s more out of the NFC:
- Drew Rosenhaus, the agent for Darius Slay and Stephen Tulloch, is at the Lions‘ practice facility today, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press tweets. Slay, who changed representation earlier this year, was a 2013 draft pick, making him eligible for an extension when the Lions’ regular season ended. As for Tulloch, the Lions reportedly were set to release him in February, but they may have had a change of heart. Tulloch, 31, has spent the last five years with the Lions.
- 49ers coach Chip Kelly was asked if the door was left open for recently retired running back Jarryd Hayne to return to the 49ers. He answered, “We didn’t even talk about that,” (Twitter link via Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com).
- On Wednesday, it was reported that Mike Shanahan reportedly wasn’t sold on Washington‘s trade to acquire Robert Griffin III in 2012.
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