The Chargers announced that RB Darren Sproles, a restricted free agent, signed his one-year, $7.283 million tender on Friday.
Sproles, who turns 27 years old in June, was the Chargers' franchise player last season. As an RFA this year under the free-agency rules for an uncapped season, the team was required to pay him 110 percent of his 2009 salary unless it had chosen to tender him at the lowest level, which would have given the Chargers the right of first refusal but no compensation if it failed to match an offer sheet. Thus, the team put the highest tender on him this offseason, requiring any team that wanted to sign him to give up a first-round pick and a third-rounder.
He played all 16 games last season, starting two, rushing for 343 yards on 93 carries with three TDs.
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