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Jaguars Yannick Ngakoue Goes on the Offensive After the Team on Twitter

Yannick Ngakoue’s frustration that the Jacksonville Jaguars have yet to trade him bubbled over on Monday afternoon and he went on a short social media rant in which he called the team owner’s son a clown and urged the team to “this this s— done,” Michael DiRocco of ESPN reports.

The exchange between Ngakoue and Tony Khan, the son of owner Shad Khan and the team’s senior vice president of football administration and technology, began with Ngakoue’s tweet that said only: #FREEYANN. Moments later, Ngakoue told Tony Khan to stop hiding and after Khan responded Ngakoue followed up with a claim that Tony Khan told him the Jaguars’ game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Dec. 8 was going to be his last in a Jaguars uniform.

Ngakoue also said Tony Khan wasn’t returning calls from his agent and ended the tweet with the clown emoji.

Ngakoue’s battle with the Jaguars began last July when then-executive VP of football operations Tom Coughlin abruptly broke off negotiations with Ngakoue and his agent Ari Nissim. The Jaguars reportedly offered Ngakoue a deal that would pay him $19 million annually but Ngakoue turned it down and he played last season — after an 11-day training camp holdout — for $2.025 million, a considerable bargain for a player who had racked up 29.5 sacks in three seasons.

The Jaguars applied the non-exclusive franchise tag to Ngakoue on March 13 and he would earn $17.8 million in 2020. Ngakoue has yet to sign the tender, however, and has been urging the team on social team to trade him for the past several months.

Monday was the most pointed and aggressive he has been.

A league source said the Jaguars are seeking at least a first-round pick for Ngakoue and that while teams have called to talk about Ngakoue, no one has submitted an offer for him. His behavior on social media likely isn’t helping his chances.


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