Darren Sproles gets two-year contract extension through 2016 season

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed all-purpose running back Darren Sproles to a two-year contract extension, the team announced.

He's now under contract through the 2016 season.

Sproles joined the Eagles via a trade from the New Orleans Saints in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick

Sproles figures to have a versatile role in Chip Kelly's offense.

He could form a nice tandem with LeSean McCoy.

The Washington Redskins were also interested in Sproles, but the Saints made the deal with Philadelphia.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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