Chargers’ Sproles signs contract tender

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Source: <a href="http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-chargers-sproles">Associated Press</a>

<div class="alignright"><a href="http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/01/11/alg_sproles.jpg"><img class=" " title="Darren Sproles" src="http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/01/11/alg_sproles.jpg" alt="" width="189" height="142" /></a></div>

SAN DIEGO (AP)-Chargers running back-kick returner Darren Sproles(notes) has signed his one-year contract tender worth $7,283,000.

Sproles had been a restricted free agent. The Chargers placed the maximum first- and third-round tender on Sproles, meaning that had the five-year veteran signed an offer sheet with another team, the Chargers would have had the right to match the offer or receive first- and third-round draft picks as compensation for losing him.

San Diego announced Sproles' signing on Friday.