Report: Jaguars trading Calais Campbell

Defensive end going to Ravens for 5th-round pick

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The rebuild is in full effect for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that the Jaguars have agreed to trade Calais Campbell to the Baltimore Ravens for a 2020 fifth-round draft pick when the NFL’s league year begins on March 18.

Campbell was the Jaguars Walter Payton man of the year award recipient for the Jaguars. He also started all 16 games last season for the Jaguars and had 56 combo tackles. According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the Ravens and Campbell were working toward a new contract worth roughly $27 million.

The trade continues Jacksonville’s offseason housecleaning and no doubt pushes the franchise toward rebuilding the roster from last year’s 5-11 team.

The Jaguars agreed to trade cornerback A.J. Bouye to the Broncos for a fourth-round pick earlier this month. They also declined defensive tackle Marcell Dareus’ option as part of their offseason housecleaning. Jacksonville used the franchise tag on defensive end Yannick Ngakoue last week, although Ngakoue has made it clear that he doesn’t want to be in Jacksonville any longer.

The non-exclusive franchise tag means it’s possible for Ngakoue to negotiate with other teams, with the Jaguars having the ability to match any offer. It’s also possible he could be traded.

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