Yannick Ngakoue’s holdout didn’t land him a brand new contract.
The standout move rusher reported to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ coaching camp Sunday following an 11-day absence and seems able to play out his rookie deal.
Coach Doug Marrone stated Ngakoue handed his conditioning take a look at and can be thrown into the combo in follow. The Jaguars journey to Baltimore later Sunday for 2 days of joint practices with the Ravens.
“It is nice to see him,” Marrone stated. “We’re glad to have him again and able to go, so we’re excited. He is able to go and in nice form. We’re all collectively.”
Ngakoue is coming into the ultimate yr of a $3.84-million contract. He is resulting from make $2.025 million this fall — far lower than different high playmakers at his place. He’s additionally going through $528,650 in fines from skipping a three-day minicamp in June and practically two weeks of camp.
Ngakoue had been looking for greater than $20 million a yr, however the Jaguars seemingly do not take into account him an entire or elite defensive finish. Jacksonville additionally chosen Ngakoue’s potential substitute, Josh Allen from Kentucky, with the seventh total decide within the NFL draft and is predicted to make Jalen Ramsey the league’s highest-paid cornerback subsequent yr.
Ngakoue has made it clear by way of social media that he is keen to wager on himself in 2019.
In line with the NFL’s collective bargaining settlement, Ngakoue needed to report by Tuesday to accrue a fourth season and turn out to be an unrestricted free agent in 2020. Had he reported after the deadline, he would have turn out to be a restricted free agent.
Being a restricted free agent would have allowed the Jaguars to match any group’s contract provide.
As a substitute, Ngakoue will attempt to show his price to Jacksonville or persuade another person to offer him a profitable deal in March.
“I do not get myself concerned in that stuff,” Marrone stated.
The 24-year-old Ngakoue has 29½ sacks and 10 pressured fumbles in three seasons. He completed with 28 tackles and 9½ sacks final yr, however had no strip sacks for the primary time in his NFL profession.
Nonetheless, he had hoped to hitch an inventory of top-flight move rushers who’ve cashed in not too long ago.
Dallas’ Demarcus Lawrence and Kansas Metropolis’s Frank Clark signed five-year, $105 million contracts. Lawrence acquired $65 million assured; Clark obtained $62.Three million assured.
Trey Flowers signed a five-year, $90 million cope with Detroit that included $56 million assured. And Dee Ford signed a five-year, $85 million contract with San Francisco that included $45 million assured.
Ngakoue has extra sacks than Lawrence (26), Ford (25) and Flowers (21) during the last three years. Clark has 32 throughout the identical span.
Lawrence, Ford and Flowers have every missed a number of video games, although.
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