Feeling like he has another year in him and not wanting to end his career with the worst season in franchise history, veteran center Brad Meester decided Tuesday to keep playing.
Meester signed a one-year contract to play a 14th season with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
''I felt like I still had some left,'' Meester said. ''The last couple of years have been pretty good. I didn't want to leave and regret playing one more year if I still had something left.''
A second-round draft pick in 2000, Meester holds franchise records for games played (193) and started (193). He will enter next season with a streak of 74 consecutive starts, tied for the second-longest in team history and the second-longest streak among active NFL centers.
He met with new general manager Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley in recent days, and said their energy played a role in keeping him around.
''Just talking to them for a couple of minutes, just seeing the energy ...