It was announced on Wednesday that former Jaguars defensive tackle Marcus Stroud will sign a one-day contract with the team who drafted him 13th overall in the 2001 NFL Draft. Selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars out of Georgia, Stroud went on to form a dominant force along the defensive line with John Henderson. Stroud was selected to three Pro Bowls (2003 – 2005), and last played in Jacksonville during the 2007 season.
Following a seven-year run in Jacksonville, Stroud was traded to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for 3rd and 5th round selections. He would play in western New York for three seasons, before a short stint with the New England Patriots, where he never played a down in the regular season. Joining Tony Boselli, Fred Taylor, Paul Spicer, and Donovin Darius, Stroud becomes the fifth player to retire as a Jaguar following a stint with another franchise.