Haloti Ngata DL DET 4 months ago

The Ravens traded Ngata to the Lions on Tuesday in exchange for 2015 fourth- and fifth-round picks, The Baltimore Sun reports.

Ngata will head to Detroit to replace the departed Ndamukong Suh on the defensive line. A suspension limited Ngata to 12 games last season, but he remains one of the league's premier defensive linemen.

Haloti Ngata DL DET 6 months ago

Ngata returned to practice Tuesday, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Ngata is eligible to resume playing this week after completing a four-game suspension. He should help beef up a run defense that uncustomarily gave up over 100 yards on the ground each of the last two weeks.

Haloti Ngata DL DET 7 months ago2 Comments

Ngata has been suspended for the remainder of the regular season for a violation of the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.

Ngata owned up to his mistake in an official statement, where he admitted to taking the drug Adderall, which is commonly used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder. The defensive lineman will sit for the next four games, but should see an opportunity to return if the team is able to clinch a playoff berth. Ngata is one of the better lineman from an IDP standpoint, collecting 32 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions so far in 2014. The Ravens will look to Timmy Jernigan or DeAngelo Tyson to see an increased role in his absence.

Haloti Ngata DL DET 8 months ago

Ngata had eight tackles (five solo), a sack and a forced fumble in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Bengals.

Ngata's strip-sack of Andy Dalton was probably Baltimore's biggest play in the game, as the veteran lineman continues to impress in what can arguably be called a bounce-back season. After playing a bit below his high standards the last two years, Ngata is back to dominating opposing offensive linemen, albeit with little payoff from a statistical perspective. His two interceptions are fluky, while he still only has 23 tackles (14 solo) and the one sack through eight games.

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The Ravens are considering moving Haloti Ngata to defensive end.

The move would allow the Ravens to start Brandon Williams at nose tackle, with Ngata replacing Arthur Jones opposite Chris Canty. After playing through multiple injuries the last two seasons, Ngata could benefit from the switch to end. 30-year-old Ngata is scheduled to count $16 million against the cap in 2014 and remains a candidate to restructure.

Haloti Ngata DL DET 1 year ago

The Baltimore Sun reports contract talks with NT Haloti Ngata went nowhere for the Ravens.

Ngata is scheduled to count a team-high $16 million against the 2014 salary cap and has two years left on his deal. The Ravens would ideally like to extend him like they did with Terrell Suggs in order to create space so they can re-sign free agents like Dennis Pitta, LT Eugene Monroe, and ILB Daryl Smith. Ngata just turned 30 years old and isn't going anywhere.

Haloti Ngata DL DET 1 year ago

Ravens NT Haloti Ngata is scheduled to count a team-high $16 million against the 2014 salary cap.

Ngata has two years left on his five-year, $61 million deal and is a prime candidate for an extension in order to lower that astronomical cap hit. The 30-year-old didn't put up the sack numbers we'd grown accustomed to seeing the previous three seasons, but Ngata still graded out as a top-eight run defender in Pro Football Focus' end-of-season defensive tackle ratings.

Haloti Ngata DL DET 2 years ago

Ravens NT Haloti Ngata confirmed his knee felt good coming out of the Week 12 win over the Jets.

Ngata missed the Week 11 loss at Chicago but was able to on 27-of-57 snaps against the Jets. Even on a short week, he's fully expected to be ready to play against the Steelers on Thanksgiving.

Haloti Ngata DL DET 2 years ago

Ravens NT Haloti Ngata is active for Week 12 against the Jets.

Ngata (knee), CB Lardarius Webb, and ILB Daryl Smith were all listed as questionable on the injury report, but all three are active.

Haloti Ngata DL DET 2 years ago

Coach John Harbaugh indicated NT Haloti Ngata (knee) will be a game-time decision for Week 12 against the Jets.

Ngata was inactive for Week 11, allowing Matt Forte to peel off 125 total yards and a touchdown against Baltimore while averaging 4.6 yards per carry. If Ngata does not play this week, it would be a matchup boost for Chris Ivory. We don't expect to know Ngata's availability before Sunday morning's inactives.