The Tennessee Titans brought back defensive end Jacob Ford on Monday, a move first reported by TitanInsider on Twitter.
The deal is a one-year contract. Ford had value to the Titans, who had tendered him at the second-round level in the event that he would have been a restricted free agent this off-season under the 2010 rules.
Ford totaled 15.5 sacks over the past three years for the Titans after being a sixth-round pick of the club in 2007.
Ford was also glad to be back with the Titans after the Lions, Saints and Seahawks were among the teams that showed some interest in him.
“I wasn't really worried about it because it wasn't anything I could control,” Ford said. “But it's good to be wanted.”
Ford, who played at Central Arkansas, will add depth back to the defensive end position with Derrick Morgan, William Hayes and converted defensive tackle Jason Jones.
Also on Monday, the Titans re-signed Dave Ball to a one-year deal.
Ford will be like the Titans' other veterans who have re-signed this off-season, in that he cannot take the practice field until Thursday.