Report: Jags close to re-signing Chad Henne

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The Jaguars have had Chad Henne serving as a backup for Blake Bortles for most of the last two seasons and it looks like that arrangement will remain in place for the 2016 season as well.

Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that the team is close to reaching a deal with Henne to remain with the team.

Henne didn’t see any regular season action last season and last played in a meaningful game in Week Three of the 2014 season. Henne opened that season as the starter, but was benched in favor of Bortles in his third outing. The 2008 second-round pick of the Dolphins has made 53 starts overall in his career.

Henne was set to become an unrestricted free agent next month, but there wasn’t much chance that he was going to sign somewhere as anything more than a backup at this point in his career. With that being the case, sticking with an offense he knows makes the same sense for him that using some of their expansive cap space to hold onto a veteran they trust makes for the Jaguars.