Jaguars defensive end Ryan Davis has signed his restricted free agent tender and will be back in Jacksonville next season.
The Jaguars announced the signing via their team website. The tender, which was reportedly a second-round tender, is worth $2.553 million for 2016.
“It means a great deal to me that they thought highly enough to include me in the plans,” Davis said. “The coaches, they told me that, but it’s different when you go in and sign the paperwork – then they really mean what they said.”
Originally an undrafted free agent out of Bethune-Cookman, Davis has worked his way into the Jaguars defensive rotation. He’s appeared in 30 games over the last two season and recorded 10 sacks and three forced fumbles.
Davis could have sought offers in free agency, but elected to remain with Jacksonville. The Jaguars would have been entitled to a second-round draft pick as compensation had Davis signed elsewhere.