The Eagles signed Darren Sproles to a one-year contract extension, the team announced Friday morning. Ian Rapoport first reported the deal is worth $4.5 million, and that the two sides have been working on it since he reported for mandatory minicamp in June.
“Being one of the oldest guys on the team, to know you’re going to be here a little bit longer, that’s a pretty good feeling,” Sproles, who is now under contract through 2017, told the Eagles’ website.
When Sproles skipped OTAs during May, there were rumors about the Eagles potentially trading the running back.
Sproles' role as a RB probably won't have a major fantasy impact outside of deeper PPR leagues, however that remains to be seen as the team doesn't really have an accomplished back behind Ryan Mathews. Sproles has provided a spark in the punt return game, including two TDs last year, so he's likely to remain in that role.