2014 NFL Free Agency Preview: Top 5 Running backs

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Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) carries the ball during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Saints defeated the Eagles 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

#2. Darren Sproles

Age: 30

2013 Stats: 53 rushes, 220 yards, 2 TDs. 71 recs, 604 yards, 2 TDs (15 games)

Career Stats: 437 rushes, 2,221 yards, 11 tds. 378 recs, 3,381 yards, 27 TDs.

Darren Sproles is one of the most versatile running backs in the league and his release has come as big surprise. He was one of the most integral players in the New Orleans offense and they will struggle to replace a player like him. Sproles had a down year last year and even though he played in 15 games for the Saints he was never quite 100% healthy at any point last year. At 30 he will likely look for one last payday and another chance to play on a contender where he can continue to play a role in a high powered offense. With the Raiders offense not quite a finished product he likely will not be heading to the Bay Area.

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  • Raider Grant

    Acquiring Tate would be sick, but his price tag could bust that option. Blount for the right price would be nice addition to silver & black. Both players are power runners capable of forcing open a long run. I’ve always thought Marcel Reece should be converted to HB, or utilized in slot with his exceptional catching ability. Hoping L.Murray can contribute in a big way, but my gut tells me Murray could prove to be another bad draft pick by McKenzie. Go Raiders