Darren Sproles is the one who got away. That's how former New Orleans teammate Drew Brees sees him.
Sproles is also the one who gets away. Again and again.
Washington Redskins Coach Jay Gruden can't ignore that when he watches tape of Sproles, the scorching-fast Philadelphia running back traded to the Eagles in March for a fifth-round pick.
With Washington preparing to play at Philadelphia on Sunday, the Redskins not only have to gear up for LeSean McCoy — last season's NFL rushing champion — but also the 31-year-old Sproles, who looks to be getting faster and more elusive with age.
"You'd think when McCoy comes out of the game we're high-fiving,...