Former Maryland pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue is heading to a new NFL team.
Ngakoue has agreed to a two-year deal worth $26 million with the Las Vegas Raiders, according to multiple reports Monday.
After being drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016, this will be Ngakoue’s fourth team in only his seventh year.
Ngakoue started last season with the Minnesota Vikings before being traded halfway through the regular season to the Baltimore Ravens. Ngakoue’s stat line with both teams included four forced fumbles, eight sacks, and 11 tackles for loss.
Ngakoue reunites with his old defensive coordinator from the Jaguars, Gus Bradley, on a team that desperately needs a pass rush presence.
Yannick Ngakoue trails only Aaron Donald in pressures in since entering the NFL in 2016, and has generated more pressures than any Raiders player in each of the last 4 seasons:— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) March 15, 2021
2017: 60 (Khalil Mack: 55)
2018: 55 (Arden Key: 13)
2019: 50 (Maxx Crosby: 42)
2020: 43 (Crosby: 29) https://t.co/wgOxQKkvj0 pic.twitter.com/GGEF8pZ4v2
In Other News
Maryland women’s basketball earned a No. 2 seed in the NCAA tournament for the eighth time.
Selection Sunday for the Maryland men’s basketball team was extra special this year.
The Maryland softball team finished 3-3 this past weekend down in Florida. Ben recaps all the action here.
Here’s how the women’s basketball team reacted to earning the No. 2 seed on Selection Monday.
Here are some other notes from Selection Monday.
The Maryland women's basketball team (@TerpsWBB) is a 2-seed for the NCAA Tournament in the Hemisfair region. @BrendaFrese's squad will face 15-seeded Mount St. Mary's in the first round.— Lauren Rosh (@lauren_rosh) March 15, 2021
Heading into the tournament, here is how Maryland's stats rank nationally: pic.twitter.com/q7QxoT42gw
"You can sleep on us all day. I mean, numbers don't lie, stats don't lie & when you watch our team, I mean film doesn't lie. So we're just gonna continue to be humble & hungry. ... anyone that's watching the tournament, don't sleep on Maryland." - Mimi Collins (@MC__23)— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) March 16, 2021
The No. 1 offense in the nation gets a No. 2 seed.— Wes Brown (@W_Brown21) March 15, 2021
Maryland women's basketball will face off with in-state opponent Mount St. Mary's on Monday at 4 p.m. pic.twitter.com/kKBdEItv2R
Maryland women's basketball has faced Mount St. Mary's eight times previously, most recently in 2017. The Terps are undefeated against the Mountaineers. pic.twitter.com/dGLLQE8Fia— Lila Bromberg (@lilabbromberg) March 15, 2021
The men’s basketball team hotel is coincidentally staying on the corner of Maryland street in Indianapolis.
Our hotel is on the corner of Maryland Street.— Maryland Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) March 15, 2021
Feels like home. pic.twitter.com/uX2ZQWdHYr
Maryland baseball shortstop Ben Cowles had a stellar stat-line against Rutgers this past weekend.
Maryland men’s soccer continues to leave its stamp on the U.S. National Team.