Report: Chargers change mind, place highest tender on Sproles

Posted March 04, 2010 @ 3:25 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Apparently, Darren Sproles won't be going anywhere after all.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers have decided to place a first- and third-round tender on the restricted free agent just one week after telling him he would not be tendered, making it likely that he remains a Charger.

Sproles, the team's franchise player in 2009, would make $7.27 million this season under the one-year tender. It's likely that San Diego will continue to make efforts to lock him up long-term, however, as it would be hesitant to pay a situational offensive player such a hefty amount.

A fourth-round pick in '05, Sproles had 93-343-3 rushing and 45-497-4 receiving last season. The Chargers' primary returner, he also averaged 24.1 yards on kickoff returns and 7.0 yards on punts, taking one back for a score.

Sproles reportedly had meetings set up with multiple clubs this weekend, but he probably won't take those trips now that he's been tendered at such a high value.


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