The deadline for tagged players to ink long-term contracts is July 15, but Ngakoue previously indicated he isn't interested in negotiating such a deal with the Jaguars. After July 15, he would only be able to play in 2020 under the one-year tag.
If the Jaguars hold onto him, Ngakoue may refrain from signing the tag well into training camp, according to Fowler. Ngakoue held out at the beginning of camp a year ago before putting his contract demands on the back-burner and reporting to the club.
Ngakoue has posted at least eight sacks in all four seasons of his career. The 25-year-old had 12 sacks and made the Pro Bowl in 2017.