The Eagles have signed newly acquired running back Darren Sproles to a two-year contract extension through 2016.  Yesterday, the Saints traded Sproles to the Eagles in exchange for a fifth-round pick.

The deal is worth $10.5 million.

Now the Eagles have two of the most explosive players in the NFL in the same backfield with Sproles joining LeSean McCoy.

He's caught 70+ passes in each of the last three seasons. Sproles could split out wide some and could provide a major boost in the return game, plus give LeSean McCoy some third-down breaks as he comes off a 366-touch season.

Sproles has been used as primarily a part-time back due to his 5'6' / 190 frame, a role he should thrive in here in Philadelphia.  Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is a master at using dynamic, versatile talents in space to his advantage, and Sproles fits that bill perfectly.

Sproles, 31 in June, was already under contract for $3.5 million for 2014, the final year of his deal.   The deal locks Sproles in as McCoy's main back-up and could make Bryce Brown expendable.