Darren Sproles to Return to Eagles for 2019 Season

Darren Sproles has agreed to a one-year deal to play with the Eagles at 36 years old

Darren Sproles has agreed to a one-year deal to play with the Eagles at 36 years old

The Eagles agreed to terms with the 36-year-old running back on a one-year contract Friday. There's no other reasonable explanation to bring back a 36-year-old running back who has missed 23 of 32 games over the past two seasons.

"My heart is in Philly". "That's where I want to end my career. That team, the city is like a family".

The former Charger and Saint has spent the past five seasons in Philly, but last summer he announced his intentions to retire after 2018. "It isn't very often that you have the opportunity to add a player who has the sixth-most total yards in National Football League history", the team said in a statement. However, Sproles clearly had a change of heart after an injury-riddled year where he only played in six games. His most recent season with regular production was 2016 when he tallied 438 rushing yards, 427 receiving yards and four touchdowns.

Sproles added that he wanted to "go out on top", with the Eagles. Not only that, but Sproles punched in a punt return touchdown.

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.