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Yannick Ngakoue absent from Jaguars offseason workouts

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Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue has been absent from offseason workouts. He reportedly showed up for the first few days, and he then left.

It makes sense — rookies are now forced into pre-determined contracts based on where they’re drafted, not by how much they produce. And Ngakoue’s 29.5 sacks over the past three seasons is tied for 10th in the league since then.

Ngakoue is due to make only $2.025 million in 2019. Allen, however, is slated to make a little more than last year’s No. 7 overall selection (coincidentally, also named Josh Allen) made — $21 million over four years.

That’s a pretty big disparity between one of the best pass rushers in the league vs. a highly touted rookie who hasn’t played an NFL down yet and I’d be a little reluctant to participate in voluntary workouts too.