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Jaguars ‘very hopeful’ of re-signing Yannick Ngakoue, Calais Campbell

Calais Campbell, Yannick Ngakoue, Jaguars

Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Kahn is very hopeful the team will be able to re-sign defensive standouts Yannick Ngakoue and Calais Campbell to new contracts this offseason.

“Both of those players — Yannick and Calais — I had chats with them after the season,” Khan said, via the team’s website. “I would love for them to be back and I’m very hopeful they’ll be back.”

Ngakoue is set to be an unrestricted free agent this season, and some believe Campbell might restructure his deal to open up some cap space for the team.

Campbell’s cap hit is set to be $15 million for the 2019 season, and he said he would be open to re-working the deal, but has made it clear it must make sense for him too.

“You have to pay for talent, and I’m a very talented player. So I don’t think my cap number is too high at all, based on my performance,” Campbell said, via John Reid of the Florida Times Union. “But I understand what the situation is with the team not in a great cap situation. But these guys are really good at this, and they’re going to make it work.”

Campbell also made it clear that he isn’t too worried about the contract because he is confident everything is going to work out.

“I know what I bring to the table,” Campbell said. “I’m pretty confident they know what I bring to the table. When you talk to the coaching staff and front office, they know my value. I’m not worried at all.”

Both of these guys are key parts of the defense, so losing either player would be a big loss for the Jaguars for the 2020 season.