Sep 30, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) celebrates a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins in the second half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. New Orleans defeated Miami 38-17. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency 2014: Philadelphia Eagles sign Darren Sproles to two-year deal

Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) runs the football against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) runs the football against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints apparently didn’t want Darren Sproles anymore, but the Philadelphia Eagles sure do. After flipping a fifth-round draft pick for him on Thursday morning, the Eagles have wasted no time in locking up their new weapon for the next three years.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Eagles have signed Darren Sproles to a two-year extension, which means in addition to the single year left on his deal the Eagles new running back is in Philly through 2016.

Saints fans are still upset over the loss of Sproles, but fans in Philly are ecstatic. If the worry of Sproles wanting to retire scared the Saints, his new deal with the Eagles is an answer to that. How definitive that answer is will be seen over the next three seasons, but the Eagles are clearly investing in their new toy and Sproles won’t be moving anywhere again got a while.

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