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Vikings’ Yannick Ngakoue Takes Pay Cut



Yannick Ngakoue

Minnesota Vikings new defensive end Yannick Ngakoue has agreed to a new one-year deal with the Vikings that will pay him just $12 million, according to NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero.

Ngakoue, who was acquired via trade from the Jacksonville Jaguars, would have made over $17 million under the one-year tender, and the Vikings retain his rights through 2021.

The 25-year old will look to make an impression on his new team in hopes of landing the lucrative, long-term contract he has been seeking.


Anthony DiMoro is the creator of Sports Rants and the CEO of Elite Rank Media. He is a former Contributor for Forbes and the Huffington Post where he covered sports, social media, and SEO. Anthony formerly hosted the 'Forbes SportsMoney Podcast'.