With the NFL trade deadline fast approaching this afternoon, where do the Jacksonville Jaguars stand in terms of moves? Will they be buyers, sellers or simply stay put?
Thus far no moves have been made and things have been relatively quiet for the 4-4 Jaguars since they dealt star cornerback Jalen Ramsey to the Los Angeles Rams two weeks ago for a haul. But that doesn't necessarily mean the team is done, as it could still look to improve their roster heading into a tight AFC South divisional race.
One move that has been a hypothetical scenario discussed by some has been the Jaguars trading fourth-year defensive end Yannick Ngakoue. With the veteran pass rusher in a contract season and no long-term deal yet in place, the Jaguars thus far have not appeared to be willing to trade Ngakoue, with Jaguars Public Relations staff shooting down Ngakoue trade rumors over the week.
This matches what sources have told JaguarMaven when it relates to Ngakoue, which is that the team is not shopping the pass rusher. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network also reported over the weekend the Jaguars are not looking to deal Ngakoue.
As of now, it appears not unless something dramatic changes, the Jaguars will not be trading their veteran defensive end. With the team still in contention in the AFC South heading into the second half of the season, it makes sense that they would prefer to keep Ngakoue, who has consistently been one of their best players in defense since being drafted in the third round of the 2016 NFL Draft.
The only other real rumor that has been reported when it comes to the Jaguars and the trade deadline so far has been Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reporting the team is looking into the possibility of adding a pass catcher.
It remains to be seen if the Jaguars will be willing to part with picks for any pass-catchers, especially a potential one-year rental such as Robby Anderson, but with the injuries and lack of depth the team has at the wide receiver position, it would make sense if they have interest in adding one.
Adam Schefter of ESPN reported Tuesday that the asking price for Anderson is likely only a fifth-round draft pick, so if the Jaguars had any interest in a wide receiver, Anderson could be a fit.