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Darren Sproles Out For Buccaneers Game

The Eagles announced Friday that Darren Sproles, who suffered a hamstring injury in practice following the season opener, will miss the Eagles' game at Tampa Bay on Sunday. He joins quarterback Carson Wentz and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery as the three players listed as out for Week 2.

Wide receiver Shelton Gibson, who missed practice on Thursday, was a full participant in practice on Friday and is the only player listed as questionable for Sunday.

In the Eagles' regular-season opener against the Falcons last week, Sproles had five rushes, four catches, and three punt returns to total 61 all-purpose yards. He picked up two first downs including one in which he broke a tackle and extended the game-winning drive. Running back Corey Clement, who split running back reps with Sproles and Jay Ajayi against Atlanta, spoke Thursday about his role in the offense when Sproles is out.

"I think it'll definitely increase, especially on third downs just like last year," Clement said. "Picking up where I left off last year. I don't think it's anything too foreign."

Gibson contributed in the opener as well, averaging 21.5 yards on two kickoff returns. The Eagles may be faced with the possibility of being without their top punt and kick returners.

For the Buccaneers, cornerback Brent Grimes (groin) and defensive tackle Vita Vea (calf) are both out for Sunday. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson was a full participant in practice Friday despite his shoulder injury and concussion. He is questionable to play Sunday against his former team. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was limited with a knee injury Friday and is also questionable.

Guard Caleb Benenoch and tackle Donovan Smith, both battling knee injuries, were full participants in Tampa Bay's practice on Friday and will play Sunday.

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