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Jaguars expected to reach deal with Chad Henne by Saturday, according to report

Chad Henne is expected to stick with the Jaguars and receive a new contract from the team before the end of the weekend.

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The Jaguars have said throughout the offseason that they hope to re-sign Chad Henne, and that new contract is just a couple days away from being completed, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.

Henne, 28, is scheduled to become a free agent on Tuesday, but it is unlikely that he even makes it through the weekend without a new contract, as O'Halloran notes a deal should be done for the quarterback by Saturday. If it does get done, it will put to rest speculation stirred on Thursday that the team could pursue Michael Vick or Josh McCown to fill the void.

The sixth-year quarterback started 13 games for the Jaguars and has played in a total of 25 games for the team since signing a two-year, $6.75 million deal in 2012. Prior to that he played four seasons with the Miami Dolphins after he was selected in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

Henne has compiled a 5-14 record in 19 starts with the Jaguars, throwing 24 touchdowns and 25 interceptions with the team. His 74.9 passer rating in two seasons with the Jaguars ranks fifth in franchise history among quarterbacks with at least 10 games played with the team.