Defensive end Reggie Hayward signed a one-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, keeping him with the team for a sixth season.
Hayward, who broke an ankle in last season's opener, will make a little more than the veteran minimum of $850,000. He had been an unrestricted free agent, but his return gives the Jaguars added depth in case free-agent signee Aaron Kampman is slow to return from knee surgery.
"I favor Jacksonville," he added. "Do you really want to pick up and move? Do you really want to try to join another team and spark a new fire with another team or stay where you're established? I've got some things I haven't gotten done here, especially coming off that injury."
"There isn't pressure on me to be that headline defensive end, but I still expect to be that guy," said Hayward, who also tore an Achilles tendon during the 2006 season opener. "I put a lot of pressure on myself."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.