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  • Colts' Yannick Ngakoue: Headed to Colts

    The Colts acquired Ngakoue from the Raiders on Wednesday in exchange for cornerback Rock Ya-Sin, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports. The move comes on the heels of the Raiders agreeing to terms with veteran edge rusher Chandler Jones. With Ngakoue -- who logged 10 sacks in 17 games last season -- deemed expendable in Las Vegas, he'll head to Indianapolis to bolster the Colts' pass-rushing effort. In Indianapolis, Ngakoue will be playing for his fifth team since 2019.
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  • Raiders' Yannick Ngakoue: Ends 2021 campaign with 10 sacks

    Ngakoue wrapped up his 2021 campaign with 28 tackles (17 solo), 10 sacks, three passes defensed and two forced fumbles in 17 games. Ngakoue's 10 sacks were the most he's tallied since his second season in the league with the Jaguars in 2017. Having signed a two-year deal worth $26 million last March, Ngakoue is slated to remain with the Raiders in 2022 as he and teammate Maxx Crosby have become one of the league's better edge-rushing duos.
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  • Raiders' Yannick Ngakoue: Another pair of sacks

    Ngakoue recorded two tackles, two sacks and a forced fumble in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Giants. Ngakoue recorded multiple sacks in a game for the third time this season. He got to Daniel Jones late in the first quarter, both taking down the quarterback and forcing his first fumble of the campaign. Ngakoue followed that up with his second sack of the game, taking down Jones for a four-yard loss that stalled a drive and forced a field-goal attempt late in the second quarter. On the campaign, Ngakoue now has six sacks and 17 total tackles.
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  • Raiders' Yannick Ngakoue: Takes down quarterback twice

    Ngakoue recorded four tackles, two sacks and two passes defended in Sunday's 33-22 win over the Eagles. Ngakoue took down Jalen Hurts for losses of six and seven yards, logging his second multi-sack game in his last three. He's paired with Maxx Crosby to key the Raiders' pass rush this season.
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  • Raiders' Yannick Ngakoue: Set to face Steelers

    Ngakoue is active for the Raiders Week 2 matchup against the Steelers on Sunday. Ngakoue suffered a hamstring injury during the team's season-opening contest. However, he managed limited practices every day throughout the week and is ready to bolster the Raiders' pass rush against Ben Roethlisberger.
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  • Raiders' Yannick Ngakoue: Injures hamstring during MNF

    Coach Jon Gruden said Ngakoue "pulled a hamstring" during the second half of Monday's contest against the Ravens and never returned, NFL.com reports. Gruden said that they don't know the severity of Ngakoue's injury. Given that the Raiders have a short week, the 26-year-old will likely be a game-time decision heading into Sunday's matchup with the Steelers. He recorded four tackles and one pass defensed before leaving Monday's contest.
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  • Raiders' Yannick Ngakoue: Moving on to Las Vegas

    The Raiders and Ngakoue agreed to terms on a two-year, $26 million contract Monday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Ngakoue has racked up at least eight sacks in each of his five campaigns, bringing a much needed boost to a Las Vegas pass rush that produced just 21 in 2020. He'll join a group in which just one player (Maxx Crosby, seven) totaled more than three sacks last year.
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  • Ravens' Yannick Ngakoue: Officially in Sunday

    Ngakoue (thigh) is active for Sunday's wild-card game against the Titans. Ngakoue will return to action after missing last week's win over the Bengals. The 25-year-old linebacker adds a strong pass-rushing element to the Ravens' defense, as he has posted eight or more sacks in each of his first five NFL seasons.
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  • Ravens' Yannick Ngakoue: Considered game-time call

    Ngakoue (thigh), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Bengals is considered a game-time decision, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. After hurting his thigh in last week's win over the Giants, Ngakoue wasn't able to practice in any fashion Wednesday through Friday. While the lack of activity in practice doesn't bode well for Ngakoue's chances of suiting up, the Ravens will apparently re-evaluate him early Sunday to see if his condition has improved enough for him to suit up in the regular-season finale. Since being acquired from the Vikings on Oct. 22, Ngakoue has made a limited impact as a rotational edge rusher, tallying 11 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in nine games.
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  • Ravens' Yannick Ngakoue: Dealt to Baltimore

    The Ravens acquired Ngakoue from the Vikings on Thursday in exchange for a 2021 third-round pick and a 2022 conditional fifth-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The edge rusher will join his third team in three months after the Vikings acquired him from Jacksonville in late August, giving up a 2021 second-round pick and a 2022 conditional fifth-round selection in the deal. With Minnesota sitting at 1-5 and facing an uphill battle to reach the postseason, the team has elected to move on from Ngakoue while getting most of its draft capital back in the deal. According to Schefter, Ngakoue will arrive in Baltimore in the next 24 hours to undergo COVID-19 testing, and if cleared, he should be ready to make his Ravens debut Nov. 1 against the Steelers coming off the team's Week 7 bye. Despite Minnesota's collective struggles, Ngakoue was productive as a pass rusher during his six games with the club, logging 13 tackles, five sacks and two forced fumbles.
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  • Vikings' Yannick Ngakoue: Gets first sack for Vikings

    Ngakoue had three total tackles, a sack, two tackles for a loss and two QB hits in Sunday's loss to the Colts. After playing just 44 of 78 snaps on defense last week without a sack in his Minnesota debut, Ngakoue played 54 for the defense's 73 snaps and was much more disruptive in the pass rush. His improvement was about the only positive for a defense that struggled for a second consecutive game.
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  • Vikings' Yannick Ngakoue: Inks new contract with Vikings

    Ngakoue signed a one-year, $12 million contract with the Vikings on Sunday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports. The Vikings acquired Ngakoue from Jacksonville on Sunday in exchange for a 2021 second-round pick and a conditional 2022 fifth-round pick. The 25-year-old is taking nearly a $6 million pay cut in Minnesota this season, as he could have played under the $17.8 million franchise tag had he made up with the Jaguars. That said, the Vikings agreed to negotiate a long-term deal with Ngakoue beginning in 2021, so the star defensive end should still be in line to receive his desired payday eventually.
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  • Vikings' Yannick Ngakoue: Headed to Minnesota

    The Vikings acquired Ngakoue from the Jaguars on Sunday in exchange for a 2021 second-round pick and a conditional 2022 fifth-round pick, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Ngakoue's move to Minnesota ends his prolonged dispute with the Jaguars, whom he told back in the spring that he had no intention of signing a long-term deal. Jacksonville instead placed a $17.8 million franchise tag on Ngakoue, who hadn't signed the tender nor reported to training camp. According to Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com, the 25-year-old will sign a restructured one-year deal worth around $12 to 13 million, which would then allow Minnesota to begin negotiations on a long-term deal with the defensive end beginning in 2021. At least for this season, the addition of Ngakoue bolsters a Minnesota defensive line that also includes pass-rushing ace Danielle Hunter, who had been missing practice time of late. Ngakoue is coming off a 2019 season in which he logged 41 tackles and eight sacks. He's also forced 14 fumbles across the past four years, good for fourth most in the NFL during that span.
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  • Jaguars' Yannick Ngakoue: No trade on tap

    The Jaguars aren't believed to be nearing an immediate trade of Ngakoue, as was erroneously rumored Wednesday. Per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, "as of now, no trade is imminent or close." This follows a Wednesday report in which a deal involving moving Ngakoue in exchange for a second-round pick was said to be imminent within the next two days. Ngakoue still has yet to sign his franchise tag, and he's made clear his desire to be dealt to a team where he'd be handed a new multi-year deal, but for now it looks as though no quick resolution is in sight.
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  • Jaguars' Yannick Ngakoue: Trade imminent

    The Jaguars expect to deal Ngakoue in exchange for a second-round pick Wednesday or Thursday, Michael Lombardi of the Athletic reports. Jacksonville's trade partner yet remains undisclosed, but Lombardi notes that a firm offer is in place. With a final deal evidently close to done it looks as though Ngakoue, who requested a trade earlier this offseason, will get his wish of moving on to greener pastures. It remains to be seen whether the 25-year-old's new team will see fit to immediately grant him the high-end, multi-year contract he desires.
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  • Jaguars' Yannick Ngakoue: Minimal progress on trade

    The Jaguars haven't shown much willingness to trade Ngakoue to another team since he put in a trade request earlier this year, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The Jaguars applied the franchise tag to Ngakoue in March and seem to have granted him permission to discuss a trade and potential contract terms with other teams. Schefter suggests the contract is less of a problem than the Jaguars' trade demands, with the team apparently asking for significant compensation in return. Ngakoue hasn't signed his franchise tag, so he can hold out from training camp without accruing fines.
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  • Jaguars' Yannick Ngakoue: Franchise tagged by Jags

    The Jaguars placed their franchise tag on Ngakoue on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Ngakoue expressed disinterest in coming to terms with Jaguars on a long-term deal earlier this month, a hint that he may look to pursue a trade now that he's constrained by the franchise tag. Entering his age-25 season, Ngakoue boasts four straight campaigns with at least eight sacks and 14 quarterback hits. He also forced four or more fumbles in three of those four seasons. In any event, Ngakoue's youth and history of production at a premier position will likely lead to a future long-term deal of at least $20 million per year, no matter what club he eventually comes to terms with.
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  • Jaguars' Yannick Ngakoue: Hoping for tag-and-trade?

    Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the Jaguars will use their franchise tag on Ngakoue, who tweeted Monday that he no longer has interest in signing a long-term deal with the team. It's possible Ngakoue changes his mind if the Jaguars improve their offer, but it sounds like he's hoping for a tag-and-trade at the moment. The 2016 third-round pick will turn 25 in March, following four consecutive seasons with eight or more sacks and 14 or more QB hits. Given his age, position and production, Ngakoue likely wants at least $20 million per year on his long-term contract.
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  • Jaguars' Yannick Ngakoue: Notches first two sacks of year

    Ngakoue recorded four tackles and two sacks in Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Panthers. After racking up 9.5 sacks last season, it has taken Ngakoue a while to get fired up this year. He was impressive in this outing, though, dropping Kyle Allen twice. The fourth-year pro has a tough test against the Saints on tap, as Teddy Bridgewater has been sacked just five times in three starts.
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  • Jaguars' Yannick Ngakoue: Returns to practice

    Ngakoue (hamstring) practiced in full Tuesday, Tad Dickman of the Jaguars' Public Relations reports. Ngakoue sat out of Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Texans due to a hamstring injury. It looks like the Jags may have been exercising caution with their starting defensive end due to the quick turnaround into Week 3. His full participation Tuesday indicates he is on track to return Thursday against the Titans, barring any setbacks.
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