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Report: Jaguars place franchise tag on pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue

Pro-Bowler registered 8.0 sacks last season.

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue rushes the passer during the second quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at TIAA Bank Field. Douglas DeFelice-USA TODAY Sports

The Jacksonville Jaguars will place the non-exclusive franchise tag on pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Friday afternoon. Ngakoue and the Jaguars worked at getting a contract done, but couldn’t get on the same page. The tag will give Ngakoue in the realm of $19.3 million for next season, pending the new CBA. But, that might not be the plan, as Ngakoue appears to want out of Jacksonville, tweeting:

Since being drafted in 2016, Ngakoue has the second-most sacks in franchise history with 37.5 and is easily worth a top-end deal. The Jaguars have looked like they could be in tank mode for a top quarterback and with Ngakoue wanting out, there’s a real chance this will be a tag and trade move. We haven’t heard the last of this situation.