Haloti Ngata
DL DET (10)
7 months ago

Ngata has signed a two-year deal to remain with the Lions, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ngata will thus continue to be a key part of the Lions' interior defensive line, with his arrival in a trade with the Ravens last March having occurred in the wake of the departure of Ndamukong Suh. With 24 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 14 games this past season, Ngata is off the IDP radar in all but the deepest of fantasy formats.

Haloti Ngata
DL DET (10)
11 months ago

Ngata (calf) is listed as active Sunday against the Vikings, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ngata will prop up the Lions' run defense for the first time since Week 4, but his IDP utility remains negligible, as he's recorded a mere six tackles (four solo) in four games in his new clime.

Haloti Ngata
DL DET (10)
11 months ago

Ngata (calf) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

EDGE Analysis

Ngata isn't worthy of consideration in IDP formats, but his return should help a Detroit run defense that won't have fellow starting DT Tyrunn Walker (knee) for the rest of the season.

Haloti Ngata
DL DET (10)
11 months ago

Ngata is dealing with a calf injury and has been ruled out for the Lions' Week 6 tilt with the Bears, MLive.com's Justin Rogers reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the lane-clogging Ngata unavailable after failing to practice this week due to a calf strain, the Lions could have difficulty containing Matt Forte and the Bears' ground game. Ngata is expected to be replaced in the starting lineup by Jermelle Cudjo.

Haloti Ngata
DL DET (10)
1 year ago

Ngata (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ngata was only a limited participant in practice this week, but there never seemed to be any serious doubt about his availability for Sunday's game. The Lions will count on Ngata to clog Adrian Peterson's running lanes and be an anchor on the defensive line, which doesn't typically translate to much fantasy utility.

Haloti Ngata
DL DET (10)
1 year ago

Ngata (hamstring) was removed from the non-football injury list Monday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ngata picked up a hamstring injury earlier in the summer and has been sidelined throughout the preseason as a result. Before being activated, Ngata was already able to work out which suggests that a return for the season opener on Sept. 13 against the Chargers is a real possibility even though he just recently rejoined team practices.

Haloti Ngata
DL DET (10)
1 year ago

Ngata (hamstring) ran before the Lions' preseason game against Jacksonville and head coach Jim Caldwell says he "looks good," Josh Katzenstein of The Detroit News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Caldwell indicated that both Ngata and running back Joique Bell could be ready to play in the short term, unless they aren't. Caldwell added that both could also, conceivably, be on the sideline for the start of the season depending on how they progress. The fact that Ngata was running before Friday's game should be considered a positive step and, given his experience, he should be able to slide right into the starting lineup once he's healthy. A space eater in recent seasons in Baltimore, Ngata will be asked to attack more in the Lions' scheme.

Haloti Ngata
DL DET (10)
2 years 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 (10)
2 years 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 (10)
2 years 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.