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Sproles decides to return for one more season

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed free agent running back Darren Sproles. He previously said when his contract was up that he was going to retire.

However, with the Eagles winning the Super Bowl and last season cut short due to injury, he has decided to return. He has signed a one-year deal with the World Champs.

Eagles running back Darren Sproles is seen here being tackles by a Kansas City Chiefs player in Week 2 (Getty Images)

Eagles running back Darren Sproles is seen here being tackles by a Kansas City Chiefs player in Week 2 (Getty Images)

Last season, his season was cut short in Game 3 against the New York Giants. In that game, he suffered a broken forearm and a torn ACL, which ended his campaign.

The 34-year-old, who will turn 35-years-old in June, has spent the past four seasons with the Eagles following a trade with the New Orleans Saints. With the Eagles, he has appeared in 49 games, including nine starts.

He has had 249 carries for 1,145 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. He also had 154 receptions for 1,275 receiving yards and three more touchdowns.

This season in three games, he had 15 carries for 61 yards. His longest rush of the season was for 12 yards.

He also had seven receptions for 73 yards.

Sproles has been primarily a third-down back, or a special teamer throughout his career.

Jay Ajayi, who the Eagles stole for a second-round pick in a trade with the Miami Dolphins in October, is expected to be the featured back. Corey Clement, who had a break through performance in Super Bowl LII against the New England Patriots, is expected to be the No. 2 back.

The rest of the Eagles running back depth chart includes Wendell Smallwood, Donnel Pumphrey, and Sproles.

Before joining the Eagles, Sproles spent three seasons with the Saints. He spent the first five years of his career with the San Diego Chargers.

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