Jaguars, CB Mathis agree to 1-year contract



JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Cornerback Rashean Mathis is staying in Jacksonville.

Mathis agreed to a one-year, incentive-laden contract with the Jaguars on Thursday. The deal could be worth up to $5 million.

A second-round draft pick out of Bethune-Cookman in 2003, Mathis has spent his entire career in Jacksonville. He has 538 tackles and a franchise-record 30 interceptions in 125 career games.

He would have hit the free-agent market next week, but the Jaguars decided to bring him back for at least one more season. Mathis will turn 32 in August.

Mathis has missed 17 games over the last four seasons because of injuries. He missed the final seven games last year after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. He also missed six games in 2009 and four games in 2008.