Interim coach Joe Vitt told reporters Sproles practiced on a limited basis Friday and is still experiencing some "swelling" in his surgically repaired hand.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune reported that offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael said Sproles will become part of a four-man attack if he returns on Sunday. Carmichael -- who has been pleased by the work of his healthy backs -- said he might stick with the hot hand as the game unfolds on Sunday.
That strategy might fly against the Raiders -- Sproles could see limited touches as he's eased back into action. Eventually, there will be an odd-man out.