Jaguars reportedly trade disgruntled defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to Vikings


The Jacksonville Jaguars continued to restructure their roster, reportedly agreeing to trade a disgruntled defensive end who was responsible for five of the 12 defensive touchdowns the team has scored since 2016 to the Minnesota Vikings.

Yannick Ngakoue was swapped for a 2021 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2022 fifth-round pick (that could go as high as the third round), ESPN reported. It’s a move that helps set up the Jaguars for a strong draft next spring and rids them of a player who has been unhappy with the team since last summer, when Tom Coughlin, then the team’s executive vice president of football operations, ended negotiations with Ngakoue’s representatives. After a brief holdout, he played in 2019 for $2.025 million, bargain-basement compensation given his 29.5 sacks over his first three seasons in the NFL.

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