Jaguars DE Yannick Ngakoue to skip minicamp amid contract dispute

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The Jacksonville Jaguars are dealing with fallout over an issue with yet another one of their defensive stars.

Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue has indicated that he plans to skip the team’s mandatory minicamp that starts Tuesday.

“I will not be attending minicamp as my contract has not been resolved,” Ngakoue told ESPN in a written statement. “I remain committed to Jacksonville, the fans and my teammates. My hope is to be with Jacksonville for years to come.”

Ngakoue has made public his frustrations with his contract situation after he skipped the majority of Jacksonville’s organized team activities throughout the offseason.

Since being drafted in third round in 2016, Ngakoue has been one of the Jaguars’ most consistent pass rushers, generating 29 1/2 sacks over three seasons. He was also a Pro Bowl selection in 2017. In the final season of his rookie contract, Ngakoue is due to make $2.025 million in 2019, according to spotrac.com.

Ngakoue has…

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