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Jaguars franchise tag Yannick Ngakoue, Broncos pick up Von Miller option

  • The Broncos have ensured Von Miller will remain with them for a 10th season, while Yannick Ngakoue has received the franchise tag.
Modified 14 Mar 2020, 04:06 IST
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Yannick Ngakoue of the Jacksonville Jaguars

Yannick Ngakoue has been franchise tagged by the Jacksonville Jaguars, while the Denver Broncos have extended the contracts of three players, including seven-time All-Pro Von Miller.

The Broncos confirmed they had picked up their team options on the contracts of Miller, linebacker Todd Davis and kicker Brandon McManus on Friday.

The extension ensures Miller reaches the fifth season of the six-year, $114million deal he signed ahead of the 2016 season.

The 30-year-old, who recorded eight sacks in 2019, will enter a 10th season with Denver.

Those expected moves came as the Jaguars retained control of one of the NFL's other prominent pass-rushers in Ngakoue.

Ngakoue, 24, expressed his wish to leave the Jags earlier this month, tweeting he had no interest in signing a long-term contract in Jacksonville.

But the team were expected to tag him and have now officially done so in a move that will lock him up for one season at a cost of more than $19m.

Had he reached the open market, Ngakoue was likely to have drawn considerable interest, having racked up 37.5 sacks in four seasons.

Published 14 Mar 2020, 04:06 IST
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