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Silver Minings: Is there a better fit for Yannick Ngakoue than the Raiders?

USA Today thinks there is better trade partner for Jacksonville

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We all know the Las Vegas Raiders have been one of the teams most connected to Jacksonville Jaguars’ pass rusher Yannick Ngakoue in trade talks since April.

In fact, the Raiders have been the team that has been most connected to a trade for Ngakoue. Talks resurfaced last week with reports saying the Raiders are keeping in touch with the Jaguars. Any trade for Ngakoue would be complicated because the Jaguars will want a lot in return for the player, who has 37.5 career sacks in four seasons, and Ngakoue would want a hefty new deal.

In addition to the Raiders, the New York Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles have often been connected to Ngakoue. Perhaps there is another, better option for the Jaguars to make a deal with.

USA Today’s Touchdown Wire looked at potential NFL trades. It has Ngakoue going to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It’s interesting and he’d fit with Tampa Bay. But I haven’t heard much talk about the Buccaneers.

The truth is, the Jaguars can send Ngakoue anywhere, including Las Vegas. It just comes down to everything fitting between two teams.

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