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Running back Darren Sproles agrees to one-year deal with Eagles

Darren Sproles

It looks like the Philadelphia Eagles will have yet another member in their already crowded backfield. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Eagles have brought back running back Darren Sproles on a one-year deal.

Sproles spent the 2018 campaign with Philadelphia, but played in just six games due to injuries. During that time, he rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown while logging 15 catches for 160 yards and a couple of scores.

The 36-year-old originally joined the Eagles back in 2014 and was a huge part of their club through his first few seasons, making three straight Pro Bowls between 2014 and 2016 due to his versatility as a runner, pass-catcher, and returner.

Sproles, who played his collegiate football at Kansas State, went undrafted but eventually landed with the San Diego Chargers in 2005. He spent the first six seasons of his career with the Chargers, playing a similar role to the one he has played in Philly.

He then moved on to the New Orleans Saints in 2011, where he had arguably the best season of his career, rushing for 603 yards and a pair of touchdowns while also hauling in 86 receptions for 710 yards and seven scores. Not only that, but Sproles punched in a punt return touchdown.

Sproles then spent two more seasons with the Saints before linking up with the Eagles.

Philadelphia also acquired Jordan Howard in a trade with the Chicago Bears earlier this offseason and then used a second-round draft pick on Miles Sanders, so the Eagles’ backfield now includes Howard, Sanders, Sproles, Josh Adams and Corey Clement.

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