The Philadelphia Eagles announced Friday morning that they’ve signed veteran RB Darren Sproles to a one-year extension through 2017.
- According to Ian Rapoport, the Eagles included more money in 2016 as part of the agreement worth $4.5 million.
There was some speculation that Sproles could be on the trading block after teams had reportedly called the Eagles about him during the draft. Beyond that, his absence during OTAs led to some speculation about his future with the team.
However, it’s clear that the Eagles value his presence and did what they could to ensure he’s around for another few years.
Sproles, 33, was in the final year of his three-year, $10.5 million contract that included $5.5 million guaranteed. He stands to make a base salary of $3.5 million for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Sproles appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles and ran for 317 yards on 83 carries (3.8 YPC) to go along with 55 receptions for 388 yards receiving and four total touchdowns. He also contributed 446 punt return yards and two touchdowns.