Yannick Ngakoue will end his contract holdout today and return to Jaguars' practice, according to Ian Rapoport.
Ngakoue was expected to report no later than Tuesday. Had he elected to holdout past August 5th, he would have risked not accruing his fourth season in the league. That means Ngakoue wouldn't be eligible for unrestricted free agency following the 2019 season.
It doesn't appear that a contract got done, but with Ngakoue's love for the game and desire to be a team leader this year, it's no surprise that he's back.
The Jaguars' star defensive end missed just about a week and a half of training camp practices. But it won't be difficult for the fourth year pass rush specialist to reacclimate.
On Friday defensive coordinator Todd Wash spoke about Ngakoue's eventual return and said he doesn't expect him to miss a beat. He knows the defense and his position inside and out.
The most intriguing aspect of his return? The Jaguars' defensive line was already giving the offensive line fits without Ngakoue. With a Pro-Bowl caliber defensive end returning to the unit, the Jaguars' offensive tackles may be in serious trouble when it comes to protecting the QB at practice. I'll also be looking to see how often rookie edge rusher Josh Allen and Yannick Ngakoue are on the field together.
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