PHILADELPHIA (Aug. 30, 2004) -- Defensive end Hugh Douglas agreed to a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, returning to the team after a one-year hiatus. After being cut earlier in the day by the Jacksonville Jaguars, Douglas agreed to a one-year contract, said his agent, Drew Rosenhaus. "Hugh desperately wanted to come back to Philadelphia," Rosenhaus said. "He didn't want to waste any time. He's looking forward to getting back to the fans he loves so much." The team confirmed the signing late Monday. Douglas, 33, signed a five-year, $27 million free-agent contract with the Jaguars that included a $6 million signing bonus following the 2002 season, but was cut after getting just 31 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks last year. During his time in Philadelphia, Douglas was the anchor to one of the league's top defenses, and the Eagles hope he can provide stability for an injury-depleted defensive line. Philadelphia lost starting defensive end N.D. Kalu to a season-ending knee injury two weeks ago. "With the injury to N.D. Kalu, he's got a great opportunity to fill a hole," Rosenhaus said. Rosenhaus said Douglas will fly to Philadelphia on Tuesday to sign the contract.