- Associated Press - Saturday, March 18, 2023

The Jacksonville Jaguars are bringing back veteran cornerback Tre Herndon on a one-year contract, the latest move to keep the bulk of last year’s AFC South champions intact.

Herndon agreed to terms Saturday and is expected to sign the deal next week.

Herndon will get a fully guaranteed $2.6 million in 2023, according to a person familiar with negotiations who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because financial details were not disclosed.

Herndon started one game last season while playing mostly in a nickel cornerback role. He finished 34 tackles, five pass breakups and a fumble recovery.

The Jags are still likely to select a cornerback with one of their nine picks in next month’s NFL draft, but Herndon is expected to compete for the nickel role. He’s started 30 games over five NFL seasons, all with Jacksonville.

Herndon joins backup safety Andrew Wingard, a standout special teams player, and cornerback Tevaughn Campbell as guys general manager Trent Baalke has re-signed in the past week.

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