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Yannick Ngakoue: Defensive Rookie Of The Year?

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Chances are, the name Yannick Ngakoue is probably unfamiliar to you. A third-round pick from Maryland playing for the 1-3 Jaguars, Ngakoue hasn’t had many opportunities to put his name into national relevance just yet. But if the rookie pass rusher continues to play at the level he has through the first four weeks of his NFL career, that will all change soon.

When Jacksonville took Ngakoue with the 69th pick in the draft, his expected role was to just be a rotational pass rusher on a defensive line that need much improvement. With his outstanding performances however, Ngakoue has quickly become a feature guy at the LEO position for the team.

Through a combination of speed and strength, Yannick has accumulated three sacks, three forced fumbles, and an interception in only four games. He has already out shined his expectations, and has become a very disruptive edge rusher for the Jaguars.

His sheer speed around the edge really stands out, as evident by his sack in the game this past Sunday against the Colts, shown here: (Credit: @FBLRave on Twitter)

The Jaguars took Jalen Ramsey fifth overall in this year’s draft, so it’s a surprise to no one that the Jaguars have a player in contention for Rookie of the Year early on. The surprise is that, at this point, it’s not Ramsey(who, to his credit, has played solid in his own right), but rather the third-round selection Ngakoue who is making noise.

Yannick Ngakoue has not only put himself firmly in the discussion for DROY, he has become Jacksonville’s most effective pass rusher. Surprising from the 69th overall selection from Maryland, but Yannick’s arrow is pointing way up, and it’s time to take notice of the young playmaker.

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Breaking: Foles Signs with new NFL Team

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Even though NFL free agency isn’t until Wednesday, the NFL’s first day of Negotiation period is moving at a rapid pace.

With that said, the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed the tallented backup quarterback Nick Foles. The deal that Foles signed is for 4-years $88 million. He can also earn up to $102 million.

Foles was drafted in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles where he did play and start for the Eagles for three seasons. In 2015, he was traded to the St. Louis Rams and then the following season in 2016 signed with the Kansas City Chiefs.

In 2017, Foles returned where his NFL career started and helped the Eagles win their first Super Bowl in Franchise history when he filled in for Carson Wintz.

Now, heading into 2019, he is expected to replace Black Bortles as the starting quarterback in Jacksonville.

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NFL Week 8: Eagles-Jaguars Preview

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NFL Week 8: Eagles-Jaguars Preview

Its week 8 in the NFL and the Eagles and Jaguars are going to kickoff Sunday across the pond. For the Philadelphia Eagles, this is their first time in the United Kingdom. As for the Jacksonville Jaguars, they are in London for the sixth time since the NFL started the London series back in 2007.

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For Carson Wintz and the Philadelphia Eagles, the today’s game is a must win if they want to keep pace against the Washington Redskins in the NFC East. Last week, the Eagles were defeated by Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers by a score of 21-17.

Here is a list of who is and who’s not playing in today’s game in London.

Offense

  • OT Matt Pryor
  • OT Jordan Mailata
  • RB Darren Sproles
  • QB Nate Sudfeld

Defense

  • LB Nate Gerry
  • DB Corey Graham
  • CB Sidney Jones
  • DT Haloti Nagata (Active)


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For the “home team” Jacksonville, the Jaguars are playing in their sixth straight game in London. Their first game was back in 2013. As for the 2018 Jacksonville Jaguars team, they are entering today’s game with a 3-game losing streak.

Here are players who will not be playing in today’s game in London.

Offense

RB Leonard Fournette

TE James O’Shaughnessy

Defense

  • DT Eli Ankou
  • CB A.J. Bouye
  • DB D.J. Hayden
  • DE Dawuane Smoot
  • DB Tyler Patmon
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Will the Jacksonville Jaguars Move to London?

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Will the Jacksonville Jaguars Move to London?

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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Cecil Shorts carries Britain’s Union Jack as he enters the field before the Jaguars met the San Francisco 49ers during their NFL football game at Wembley Stadium in London, October 27, 2013. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Next week the Jacksonville Jaguars will take on the Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles. The Game will be on at 9:30 am ET/ 8:30 am CT here in the United States, and in the United Kingdom, that would be 1:30 PM ET/ 12:30 PM CT on CBS.

On the heels of the first of three games, this season a report was released about the owner of the Jaguars wants to have a practice facility in London for the team to Practice.

Once the facility is built, the team is requesting to have three home games in London and three games in Jacksonville, Nothing is set in stone but word is that it will happen in the near feature.

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