The Philadelphia Eagles have signed running back Darren Sproles to a one-year contract extension, the team announced on Friday morning.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports the extension is worth $4.5 million.
Sproles skipped OTAs as the Eagles reportedly fielded calls inquiring about a trade for the 33-year-old running back. Sproles’s reasons for sitting out were not related to his contract, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirerreported on Friday.
Sproles was entering the final year of the three-year, $10.5 million contract he signed with the Eagles in 2014, and was set to earn $3.5 million this season. His extension will keep him under team control through the 2017 season.
Sproles finished last season with 83 carries for 317 yards and three touchdowns, and has rushed for 2,867 yards and 20 touchdowns over his 10-year NFL career.