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Sproles is missing OTAs and spending time with his family while things get resolved.

By SI Wire
May 17, 2016

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The Philadelphia Eagles received calls with trade interest for running back Darren Sproles in the middle of the NFL draft, according to’s Ian Rapoport.

Sproles, 32, has elected to stay away from the team and its organized team activities while the matter gets resolved. He is staying with his family on the West Coast, according to Rapoport.

Former Eagles and current San Francisco 49ers head coach Chip Kelly addressed the trade rumors while talking to reporters.

“I’ve had nobody call me from Philadelphia since December,” Kelly said.

Sproles finished last season with 83 carries for 317 yards and three touchdowns. He also made 55 catches for 388 yards and one more touchdown. He is expected to play alongside Ryan Mathews.

The Eagles also selected running back Wendell Smallwood out of West Virginia in the fifth-round of the NFL draft.

Eagles sign guard Matt Tobin to two-year contract

Sproles is heading into the last year of his three-year, $10.5 million contract. He is expected to earn $3.5 million this season.

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