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Jaguars re-sign Chad Henne


JACKSONVILLE – Chad Henne is returning to Jacksonville.

Henne, the Jaguars' backup quarterback the last two seasons and a starter at times during his five seasons with the team, re-signed a contract to remain with the team Wednesday.

The Jaguars had a Wednesday deadline to exercise a one-year option to retain Henne. The sides instead reached a deal for Henne to re-sign.

Terms and duration of the deal were not disclosed.

"With nine years of NFL experience, Chad has an abundance of knowledge in professional football," Jaguars Head Coach Doug Marrone said in a statement. "Chad provides leadership to our offensive meeting room."

Henne (6-feet-3, 222 pounds), originally a second-round selection by the Miami Dolphins in the 2008 NFL Draft, joined the Jaguars as an unrestricted free agent in 2012. He has started 22 games for the Jaguars, starting the first three games in 2014 before Blake Bortles took over as the starter.

Henne has been the backup to Bortles in every game since Week 4 of 2014, and has been credited by coaches and Bortles as a positive influence, and strong locker-room and meeting-room presence, for the younger quarterback.

Henne, who has played in 65 career games with 53 starts, completed 1,159 of 1,954 career passes for 12,931 yards, 58 touchdowns and 63 interceptions. He has 5,817 passing yards, 513 completions and 27 touchdown passes with the Jaguars.

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