He added: "His attitude is first-class and he is hungry to return to the highest level and to do it with Derby County.
Derby have been the Championship's busiest side in the transfer market this summer, as Jewell made midfielder Przemyslaw Kazmierczak his 11th summer signing later on Monday. However, he is happy with the level of competition for places.
Adding Rob to the squad gives us some excellent options with the forwards
Derby boss Paul Jewell
"Rob knows this is a huge club with great ambition and his ambition and desire matches ours."
"Adding him to the squad gives us some excellent options with the forwards. All of them have different qualities and strengths," added Jewell.
Hulse has scored 92 goals in 289 appearances during his career, including eight Premiership goals in the 2006/07 season with Sheffield United.
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