Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton with running back Darren Sproles (43) prior to a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Saints RB Darren Sproles Inactive Tonight vs Falcons


New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles will not participate in the game tonight against the Atlanta Falcons. Sproles has a knee and ankle injury that he is nursing and was unable to practice the whole week. He was a 50-50 decision going into the game, but he will sit this game out.

Drew Brees will miss one of his favorite targets in the game. Sproles is an outlet to use in the backfield and makes plays happen when he gets the ball in his hands. He is a playmaker that the Saints will have to go on without on Thursday.

The Saints will just have to get the ball out to their other playmakers on the roster. Brees is good at spreading the ball around to his other teammates. Someone will likely step up against the Falcons defense.

H/T Alex Flanagan

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