Ngakoue absent from Jaguars camp amid trade request
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Yannick Ngakoue has yet to show up for Jacksonville Jaguars training camp and head coach Doug Marrone said he hasn't been in contact with the franchise-tagged defensive end regarding his absence, according to ESPN's Michael DiRocco.

Ngakoue still hasn't signed his franchise tender in hopes of being traded.

While the star pass-rusher is considered to be holding out, he isn't violating his contract and cannot be fined for skipping team activities. Because he hasn't inked his deal, he can report prior to Week 1 and still receive his full salary, per Pro Football Talk.

Ngakoue hasn't backed off his trade request from earlier this offseason and doesn't plan to sign in the immediate future. The former third-round pick is reportedly engaged in contract discussions with other teams and is open to playing on the one-year tender elsewhere.

Despite the 25-year-old's desire to leave Jacksonville, the Jaguars have been unwilling to deal their young defender. Ngakoue refused to negotiate a long-term deal with the club on multiple occasions after being tagged.

The defensive end has posted at least eight sacks in all four seasons of his career, earning his lone Pro Bowl berth in 2017.

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