By Julie Glass

The Eagles announced today that running back Darren Sproles will return for his 15th NFL season in 2019.

“My heart is in Philly. That’s where I want to end my career,” Sproles said. “That team, the city is like a family.”

“We are excited to bring Darren back. It isn’t very often that you have the opportunity to add a player who has the sixth-most total yards in NFL history,” the team said in a statement. “He is the ultimate professional, and a leader on and off the field. He will add another proven talent to our running back room. His dynamic punt return skills are second to none. We can’t wait to get started next week.”

One of the most prolific yards-gainers in the history of the NFL – he ranks sixth all time in total combined yards with 19,520 – Sproles spoke through the offseason of his interest in playing in 2019 and reiterated that sentiment on Friday.

“I really want to go out on top. That’s what I really want to do,” Sproles said. “I can’t wait to get back with the guys.”