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WATCH: Eagles' Darren Sproles scoots to 89-yard TD on punt return

Sep 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles (43) is taken down by New York Jets outside linebacker Quinton Coples (98) in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steven Ryan-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 27, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles (43) is taken down by New York Jets outside linebacker Quinton Coples (98) in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steven Ryan-USA TODAY Sports

Darren Sproles has been making the Eagles look smart for acquiring him for a fifth-round pick for more than a year now. On Sunday, the return man and third-round back did it again, showing off his speed and elusiveness by making four defenders miss on an 89-yard punt return touchdown against the Jets.

In addition, with starting running back DeMarco Murray inactive with a hamstring injury, Sproles has inherited a much larger role in this week's game plan as both a runner and receiver.

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