Back in August, the Eagles were considering making Darren Sproles their kick returner this season, as Kenjon Barner left in free agency.
The #Eagles have been toying with the idea of making Darren Sproles a kick returner.
Here's why they should: https://t.co/X8yPqRU9xU
— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) August 14, 2018
However, Shelton Gibson took advantage of Sproles’ absence in the preseason, and performed pretty well on the few returns he had. The team has decided to give Gibson first shot at doing it full-time this season, as he announced today the team picked him to be the starting kick returner.
Shelton Gibson said he’ll be starting at kick returner against the Falcons. He was the most effective returner in the preseason. #Eagles
— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) September 4, 2018
If Gibson under-performs in the return game, the team can always look to bring back Barner, as he was released by the Panthers.