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Could Philip Rivers eventually find himself on the hot seat?

Could Philip Rivers eventually find himself on the hot seat?

The Colts paid quarterback Philip Rivers $25 million for 2020. So for how much of 2020 will he be the Colts quarterback? It started well in Week One, with the Indy offense shredding the Jacksonville defense on a drive that featured Rivers throwing […]

Yannick Ngakoue: “Fresh start” worth massive pay cut

Yannick Ngakoue: “Fresh start” worth massive pay cut

Yannick Ngakoue took a nearly $6 million pay cut to get out of Jacksonville. And he said Friday it’s worth every penny. Via Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com, the new Vikings defensive end said he was grateful to have been traded, regardless the financial implications. “Money was […]

Yannick Ngakoue has Hall of Fame aspirations

Yannick Ngakoue has Hall of Fame aspirations

Yannick Ngakoue‘s tour of the TCO Performance Center included the wall of photos of the Vikings’ Hall of Famers. He saw defensive linemen Alan Page, Carl Eller, John Randle and Chris Doleman as well as the team’s other all-time greats. In his first week as a Viking, […]

Yannick Ngakoue trade creates bad precedent for franchise tagged players

Yannick Ngakoue trade creates bad precedent for franchise tagged players

On one hand, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue gave up $5.788 million in salary to get out of Jacksonville. On the other hand, he made $12 million via the trade to Minnesota, since he wasn’t going to play at all this year for the Jaguars. […]

Vikings, Jaguars announce Yannick Ngakoue trade

Vikings, Jaguars announce Yannick Ngakoue trade

It’s official: Yannick Ngakoue is a member of the Vikings. The Vikings and the Jaguars have announced the trade that sends Ngakoue to Minnesota for a 2021 second-round pick and a conditional fifth-round selection in 2022. (The fifth-round pick reportedly can become a third-round pick.) The announcement means […]

Reports: Vikings get Yannick Ngakoue for $12 million, with the ability to tag him next year

Reports: Vikings get Yannick Ngakoue for $12 million, with the ability to tag him next year

Yes, Yannick Ngakoue really, truly, badly wanted out of Jacksonville. Per multiple reports, the final number of the salary Ngakoue will earn from the Vikings in 2020 comes in at $12 million. That’s a $5.788 million reduction, nearly […]

Vikings filled their desire for another pass rusher

Vikings filled their desire for another pass rusher

Danielle Hunter led the Vikings with 14.5 sacks last season, but Everson Griffen was second with eight. Griffen now is in Dallas. Hunter has not practiced since Aug. 14. The Vikings hope to get Hunter back and ready for the Sept. 13 opener against Green Bay. […]

Jaguars emerge from Yannick Ngakoue impasse with extra picks, cash, cap space

Jaguars emerge from Yannick Ngakoue impasse with extra picks, cash, cap space

On the surface, it’s not a good look for the Jaguars that defensive end Yannick Ngakoue took a lot less than the $17.788 million he was due to make this year in oder to get out of town. At a deeper level, […]

Yannick Ngakoue takes pay cut to facilitate trade from Jaguars to Vikings

Yannick Ngakoue takes pay cut to facilitate trade from Jaguars to Vikings

Yannick Ngakoue really wanted out of Jacksonville. Per multiple sources, Ngakoue agreed to take less money under his one-year franchise tender of $17.788 million to facilitate the trade from the Jaguars to the Vikings. A one source pegged it, the new salary […]

Yannick Ngakoue trade raises more questions about Danielle Hunter

Yannick Ngakoue trade raises more questions about Danielle Hunter

Some have wondered aloud whether Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter‘s extended absence from practice represents, at its core, an effort by Hunter to get more money from the team. If there’s anything to it, the team’s stunning decision to trade for defensive end Yannick Ngakoue […]