Darren Sproles is the newest addition to the Philadelphia Eagles, after the team reached a deal with the New Orleans Saints to acquire Sproles, in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick.
The Saints had intended to cut Sproles prior to the start of the free agent signing period, but instead crafted a trade to the Eagles.
"Darren Sproles is an unbelievable offensive weapon," Eagles coach Chip Kelly said.
Kelly added, "There is no question we were all excited once we found out we were going to be able to trade for him."
With the ability to return kicks and punts, and contribute to the offense as well, Sproles has carved out a niche as one of the top-all purpose players in the game.
According to Pro-Football-Reference.com, Sproles has amassed over 15,504 all-purpose yards, in his eight seasons in in the NFL, good for 25th on the all time list, and third among active NFL players.