“Yannick Ngakoue Signs $10.5M Deal with Bears, Bolstering Defensive Line”

By | August 4, 2023

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The Chicago Bears have agreed to terms with free agent defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. Ngakoue will sign a one-year, $10.5 million deal with $10 million guaranteed. He played for the Colts last season and recorded 29 tackles, 9.5 sacks, and 16 quarterback hits. The Bears only had 22 sacks last season, and Ngakoue will provide a much-needed boost to their defensive line. Ngakoue has also played for the Jaguars, Vikings, Ravens, and Raiders throughout his career, accumulating 65 sacks and 135 quarterback hits. NBC Sports reported

NFL defensive end Yannick Ngakoue has reached an agreement with the Chicago Bears as a free agent, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 28-year-old Ngakoue will be signing a one-year contract worth $10.5 million, with $10 million guaranteed. Ngakoue has played for multiple teams over the past three seasons, including a stint with the Indianapolis Colts in 2022, where he recorded 29 tackles, 9.5 sacks, and 16 quarterback hits in 15 games. The Bears, who struggled with their pass rush last season, securing only 22 sacks, are hoping Ngakoue’s addition will bolster their defensive line. Ngakoue’s career has seen him play for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens, and Las Vegas Raiders. In total, he has accumulated an impressive 65 sacks and 135 quarterback hits throughout his career..