Jags’ camp: Ngakoue a no-show, Ramsey arrives in armored truck

Field Level Media

July 24, 2019 at 10:38 pm.

Yannick Ngakoue did not report to Jacksonville Jaguars training camp on Wednesday, but his teammate, Jalen Ramsey, did so in big fashion.

Ramsey arrived in an armored truck, emerging from the back of the vehicle where he was surrounded by money bags.

Both Ngakoue and Ramsey want new contracts.

Ngakoue didn’t attend minicamp last month, either. The Maryland product and defensive end was the Jaguars’ third-round selection in the 2016 NFL Draft. In 48 games (47 starts) over three seasons with the Jaguars, he has produced 29.5 sacks. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2017.

Ngakoue is entering the final year of his four-year rookie deal and is scheduled to earn $2.025 million.

NFL Network reports the Jaguars offered Ngakoue a short-term deal worth more than $19 million annually with $50 million over the first two years before talks broke off.

As for Ramsey, he announced in June that he had been informed he wouldn’t receive a contract extension this year.

“I feel like I have outplayed my rookie contract and I feel I’ve earned a new contract. But at the end of the day, it’s not the end of the world,” the cornerback posted on social media then. “I’m tremendously blessed. I’m so blessed. I’m not down on it or anything like that at all, but that is the circumstance. That is what I’ve been told.”

Ramsey, 24, is entering his fourth season. In April, the Jaguars exercised the fifth-year option on his rookie contract that will pay him $13.7 million in 2020. He will earn a base salary of $3.6 million in 2019.

Ramsey has started all 48 games since the Jags made him the No. 5 overall pick in 2016, totaling 193 tackles, nine interceptions and 44 passes defended. He was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2017 and has made two straight Pro Bowls (2017-18).

Meanwhile, the Jaguars placed linebacker Telvin Smith on the reserve/retired list, according to NFL Network.

Smith previously announced he would not play in 2019, taking time away from football to “get my world in order.” The roster designation means Smith won’t count against the 90-man roster, though it does not prevent him from returning at a later date.