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  1. HarkDawg

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    would you pull the trigger? I've always liked him.... Land Sproles and rid Maroney.


    just sayin....
     
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    He would be a Faulk replacement, if anything. But, he can't block, which is a big problem. Probably not a good fit, especially for the money he'll likely be seeking.
     
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    He's a restricted free agent. Your best hope is that he gets the low tender from the Chargers because it's more cost-effective.
     
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    A Chargers official confirmed Friday that Darren Sproles will not be tendered as a restricted free agent.
    A tender would have required San Diego to pay him nearly $7M. Though he's a dynamite returner and pass catcher out of the backfield, GM A.J. Smith doesn't think Sproles is worth that much. The 26-year-old immediately becomes the top free agent back on the market, which opens March 5th. Feb. 26 - 3:09 pm et
    Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter
     
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    Too much $$$, can't block, rather draft a rb with the #53 pick.
     
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    343 yards rushing last year, 3.7 yards per carry. He's a receiver out of the backfield but can't pick up blitzes to save his life, so he's not even a potential Faulk replacement. Suggesting he could replace Maroney is pretty laughable.
     
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    STs returner ace pretty good as a back as well,If Faulk is still a member of the team which most of us expect him to,I cannot see Sproles as of interest here.

    We need a running back to replace the dud Maroney and a fullback somewhere and to me is more important than a flashy returner
     
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    Salary would replace Maroney's...... Lomo's ypc couldnt be much better than 3.7.


    draft maroney's successor.


    I like that white boy out of Stanford, but he'll be long gone.
     
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    Long gone by when? Gerhart should fall into the mid/late 2nd if not the 3rd.
     
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    Yes! My draft binky. I love Gerhart. He'll be at #53, our last 2nd rounder. If he runs a 4.4 like he says he can from training, he'll move to very early 2nd round.
     
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    Maroney's in the last year of his rookie contract and takes up almost no cap space, while Sproles would probably cost four-to-five times Maroney. That's a big deal for what is essentially a downgrade (Maroney averaged 3.9 last year on twice as many carries)
     
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    I hope we stay far, far away from Toby Gerhart.
     
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    Care to explain?
     
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    Sure. Dude isn't a feature back in the NFL. If we needed a FB/H-back type, I'd be all for it.

    Well, on second thought, we kind of do. But it's not something I'd expend a day 1 pick on.
     
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    I still don't get why people say this. His production, measurables, running style, and even his speed translate to the NFL.
     
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    Interesting you would say that. You didn't watch too many Charger games this year I guess. I think Sproles may be one of the top 10 blockers in the leauge. Take a look at some game film. He takes out players twice is size with easy because he is so small, and has such a compact build that he wins the leverage battle all the time. Take a better look.
     
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    We could use him, but not for big pay. Definitely a Faulk replacement. Runs harder, but damn is he small.
     
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    ^

    Not a fan of drafting Full Back/big backs before Day 3.

    As for Sproles, i'd rather have a tester on Leon Washington if we could. But, i'd rather have Faulk again.
     
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    If we don't draft McCluster I wouldn't mind picking him up for ST's. We need a better kick/punt returner.
     
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    Florio has an interesting theory, that by nontendering Sproles as a RFA he becomes a UFA who falls under the uncapped year final eight limitations.

    Chargers might be trying to keep the Colts from getting Sproles | ProFootballTalk.com

    The Chargers would also presumably get a compensation pick ths way. It all makes sense, but it could hinge on the exact CBA language and I haven't seen anyone else say it, so who knows.
     
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