Marrone added he has not been in contact with the star pass rusher, who is seeking a trade from Jacksonville.
He has yet to sign his franchise tag, which means the Jaguars can’t fine him for not reporting as he’s not under contract with the team.
Ngakoue has been flexible with his contract demands and is reportedly willing to play out the 2020 season on the franchise tag. The franchise tag for Ngakoue will be $17.78 million fully guaranteed.
However, he has been as resolute in his desire for a trade as Jacksonville has been resolute in turning down offers to this point.
If Ngakoue continues his holdout into the regular season, he would not start losing money until he starts missing games.
Ngakoue, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2016. He played out the final year of his four-year, $3.48 million contract and made a base salary of $834,269 for the 2019 season.
In 2019, Ngakoue appeared in 15 games for the Jaguars and recorded 41 tackles, eight sacks, an interception, a defensive touchdown, four forced fumbles, a recovery and six passes defended. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 36 edge rusher out of 107 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Ngakoue as the news is available.