Haloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
5 hours ago

Ngata (biceps) had one assisted tackle in Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots.

EDGE Analysis

Ngata played 22 defensive snaps in the contest, a slight bump from the nine snaps played in the preseason opener. The veteran defensive tackle was sidelined for spring workouts due to the torn biceps he suffered last October, but currently appears fully healthy.

Haloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
2 months ago

Ngata (biceps) did not participate in the Eagles' offseason workout program, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ngata tore one of his biceps last October and is now over seven months removed from surgery. While the Eagles have no incentive to rush the 11-year vet back into action, at this point there's no guarantee he'll be ready to go in time for training camp this summer.

Haloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
4 months ago

Ngata remains in recovery from the torn biceps that prematurely ended his 2017 season, Zach Rosenblatt of NJ Advance Media reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ngata, who hasn't played a full 16-game slate since 2011, lasted just five games into the 2017 season before being placed on injured reserve. Since the sort of injury he's dealing with typically accompanies a four-to-six month recovery, Ngata should be closing in on a full recovery in the near future. While the veteran defensive tackle seems likely to miss the Eagles' voluntary workouts this month, there's optimism he'll be full-go in time for mandatory workouts in June.

Haloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
5 months ago

The Eagles are in line to sign Ngata, NJ.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After having acquired Michael Bennett in a deal with the Seahawks, the Eagles continue to bolster their defensive line by adding Ngata, who played five games for the Lions in 2017 before sustaining a season-ending biceps injury. Ngata likely profiles as a rotational player for Philadelphia, but the 6-foot-4, 340-pounder (who turned 34 in January) can still provide a sturdy interior presence, while holding his own against the run.

Haloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
7 months ago

Ngata (biceps) said he intends to continue his playing career in 2018, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. "I think if I finished the year healthy I would have been a little closer to probably retiring, but I want to finish the season so I think I want to keep on playing," the veteran said.

EDGE Analysis

The Lions were among the best in the league at defending the run with Ngata in the lineup this season, as the unit allowed just 74.6 rushing yards per game prior to the veteran tearing his biceps in Week 5 compared to 129.7 yards per game thereafter. Thus, it seems the soon to be 34-year-old has plenty left in the tank despite his advanced age. However, Ngata will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year and isn't guaranteed to remain in the same Detroit system if he does in fact continue his playing career in 2018.

Haloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
10 months ago

Ngata will undergo surgery on his torn bicep Thursday and has been given a recovery timetable of four months, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ngata was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with some optimism, but the announcement of surgery Thursday effectively ends the star defensive tackle's season. The 33-year-old had considered retirement after last season, and this serious of an injury may be enough for him to officially call it a career. Ngata has recorded 53 tackles (33 solo) and six sacks over his three years with the Lions.

Haloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
10 months ago

The Lions placed Ngata on injured reserve Wednesday with a biceps injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ngata picked up the injury in the first half of the Lions' Week 5 loss to the Panthers, resulting in the defensive tackle's early removal from the contest. The move to IR means that he'll be sidelined for at least the next eight weeks, but a source close to the situation has already informed Birkett that Ngata's biceps issue is serious enough to end his season. The injury could spell the end of the road for the 33-year-old Ngata, a five-time Pro Bowler who had previously considered retirement after last season. The Lions signed fellow defensive tackle Caraun Reid to fill Ngata's spot on the 53-man roster.

Haloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
10 months ago

Ngata sustained an elbow injury in Sunday's loss to the Panthers and did not return, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ngata was initially tabbed as questionable to return but never returned to the sideline and was eventually ruled out. Akeem Spence and Jeremiah Ledbetter rotated at defensive tackle in his absence.

Haloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
10 months ago

Ngata (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ngata sat out practice Friday, typically an ominous sign for a players availability on Sunday. Fortunately for the Lions, Ngata will be on the field to slow down former MVP Cam Newton as Detroit looks to stifle the Panthers' offense.

Haloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
10 months ago

Ngata (shoulder) didn't practice Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear when this injury was sustained so the severity is unknown, but being listed as questionable is a good sign it's not long term. Ngata is listed as the starting defensive tackle even though he hasn't been receiving a bulk of the defnsive snaps. With just five solo tackles and a sack this season, his IDP value is minimal.