Jaguars’ Defensive End Yannick Ngakoue Ends Holdout Without New Deal

After 11 days of the holdout, failing to land lucrative deal, Jaguar‘s Yannick Ngakoue returns to training camp on Sunday, August 4.

The 3rd round pick of Maryland in 2016 NFL draft, Ngakoue had faced a deadline till August 6 to accrue 2019 NFL Season. Had he reported after the deadline, he would turn into a restricted free agent in 2020 Season.

Currently, in the final year of his rookie contract, Yannick stands a due $2.02 million in salary but was seeking for $20 million per season. The star pass rusher will bet himself this season to acquire a remunerative deal.

In the last 3 seasons, Yannick, 24, recorded 29.3 sacks and 10 forced fumbles.

Following Yannikck’s return, coach Marrone said:

We’re happy to have him back and ready to go so we’re excited. He’s ready to go. He’s in great shape and we’re all together.

After missing three-day mandatory minicamp in June and nearly 2 weeks of training camp, Ngakoue was fined $528,650.

The Jags’ defensive end sought for a mega-deal similar to DeMarcus Lawrence of the Cowboys and Frank Clark of the Kansas City Chiefs with a contract over $100 million, signed in offseason. Unfortunately, Ngakoue got no deals.

On the other hand, Lawrence now pockets $21 million while Clark takes home $20.8 million per season.

Even though Yannick got an offer of $19 million per year earlier, for a short-term deal, it broke off last month.


Packers’ Veteran Defensive End Mike Daniels Sacked, Turns A Free Agent!

Amid of the upcoming NFL season starting kick-off against Chicago Bears, Packers didn’t hesitate to lose its defensive end. The Packers waived its veteran defensive wall Mike Daniels after 7 NFL seasons.

On July 24, 2019, Wednesday, the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported the release of the 30-year-old footballer, just a day after Packers signed a 3-year contract worth $20.325 million with defensive end Dean Lowry.

Mike, the 2012 NFL Draft by Packers recorded 271 QB and a total of 29 Sacks for the team. Though, with a foot injury, he missed out 6 of the final games last season resulting in the snap-out to cover up young and versatile players.

The Packers’ coach Matt LaFleur said:

I’ve been around Mike for a short period of time. I know he’s meant a lot to this community, he’s meant a lot to this football team. Obviously, having to prepare for him in the past, I still think he’s a really good player. I wish him well.

Furthermore, LaFleur added:

We feel really, really good about the group we have with Kenny Clark, with Lancaster, Lowry, Montravius Adams, Keke and Fadol Brown. Just the versatility that Rashan and Za’Darius bring to us. So we feel like we have a group in place that can get the job done.

As per, the team previously tried to trade the 2017 Pro-Bowler but was an unsuccessful attempt.

Since Mike Daniels reportedly was $8.1 million due in 2019’s base salary & bonuses, the Packers now saves $8.3 million in cap space for further contract singings/extensions. The former Green Bay Packers was originally on a 4-year deal signed on December 14, 2015, worth $41.5 million.