Ravens acquire star pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue from Vikings


The Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Ravens have reportedly teamed up on a major trade ahead of next month's NFL trade deadline.

The Vikings are dealing defensive end Yannick Ngakoue to the Ravens, according to multiple reports -- only months after Minnesota acquired the star pass-rusher from the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Ngakoue was brought in to help replace veteran end Everson Griffen, who ultimately signed with the Dallas Cowboys.

The Vikings were set to receive a third-round pick and a conditional fifth-rounder in exchange for Ngakoue, according to Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune, who added that the Vikings had surrendered a second-rounder and a conditional fifth to land the 25-year-old from the Jags.

For the Ravens, the move appears aimed at shoring up an already strong defense for a team that has Super Bowl aspirations after a strong 5-1 start.

Ngakoue had five sacks and two forced fumbles in his six games with the Vikings. The 2017 Pro Bowler joins the Ravens, his third team in just a few months, with 42.5 sacks and 16 forced fumbles in 69 career games.

Baltimore had expressed interest in acquiring Ngakoue, a D.C. native who played his college ball at Maryland, throughout the offseason, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The trade deadline was set for Nov. 3.

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