Darren Sproles gets extended
29 July 2016 Eagles News
According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, the Philadelphia Eagles have given RB Darren Sproles a one-year extension worth $4.5 million.
Sproles was set to make $3.5 million this season, but with the extension, the Birds can now move some of that money in to next year’s cap.
The pint-size play maker is now on board the Eagles roster til the end of the 2017 season. At the age of 33, Sproles has shown no signs of slowing down on special teams, leading the league in punt return yards (446) and touchdowns (two). In a limited role out of the backfield in 2015, the 5-foot-6, 190-pounder added 317 yards on the ground, with 388 yards receiving and 6 total touchdowns.
With Ryan Mathews (ankle) unable to go at the moment, it’s Sproles who is taking first-team reps with the offense.
In Doug Pederson’s offense, he could be a major x-factor in the Birds’ offensive attack.
Sproles: “Being one of the oldest guys, to know you’re going to be here a little bit longer, that’s a good feeling.” pic.twitter.com/HMbdHC6ESS
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) July 29, 2016
Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter
Photo Cred: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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