Ngakoue ends holdout, reports to Jags’ camp

Field Level Media

August 04, 2019 at 3:41 pm.

Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue ended his holdout and reported to Jacksonville Jaguars training camp on Sunday, but without a new deal.

Ngakoue didn’t attend minicamp in June and had been a holdout through the first 11 days of camp.

Ngakoue, 24, is entering the final year of his four-year rookie deal and is scheduled to earn $2.025 million. He faces a fine of just over $500,000 for the missed time.

By reporting before Tuesday, Ngakoue will get credit for a fourth season.

“Good to have him back and ready to go, so we’re excited,” said coach Doug Marrone. “He’s ready to go and in great shape. We’re all together.”

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.

NFL Network reported in July that 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.