The Eagles announced that veteran RB Darren Sproles is retiring after the 2019 season.
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 21, 2019
The veteran running back has seriously contemplated retirement in recent years, so his announcement doesn’t come as a big surprise after being placed on injured reserve in November.
Sproles, 36, is a former fourth-round pick of the Chargers back in 2005. He spent five years in San Diego before signing on with the Saints in 2011. New Orleans later traded him to the Eagles for the 2014 season.
Sproles played out the final year of his two-year, $8 million contract before signing a one-year, $1.415 million contract with the Eagles last year. Philadelphia re-signed him to another one-year contract this past July.
He landed on season-ending injured reserve last month due to a torn right hip flexor muscle.
In 2019, Sproles appeared in six games for the Eagles and rushed for 66 yards on 17 carries (3.9 YPC) to go along with six receptions for 24 yards receiving and no touchdowns.