IRHaloti Ngata
DL DET (7)
2 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.

IRHaloti Ngata
DL DET (7)
2 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.

IRHaloti Ngata
DL DET (7)
2 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.

IRHaloti Ngata
DL DET (7)
2 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.

IRHaloti Ngata
DL DET (7)
2 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.

IRHaloti Ngata
DL DET (7)
7 months ago

Ngata heads into his 12th NFL season with no health issues, Mike O'Hara of the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran defensive tackle wanted to make sure he was completely healthy heading into the new season and even underwent neurological exam to determine if he has sustained any brain damage over his career. The results showed no brain damage, according to the defensive tackle. "The brain is good to go...I wanted to make sure my head was good. He (the neurologist) said everything was pretty good - really good, actually...Just to make sure, with all things that are going on with the brain and stuff throughout the league, I don't want to have problems when I'm older", Ngata said. The defensive tackle missed some time last year due to calf and quad issues but still managed to record 22 tackles and 1.5 sacks through 13 games.

IRHaloti Ngata
DL DET (7)
11 months ago

Ngata (quad) is active for Monday's tilt against the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Ngata was limited in practice Thursday but register full participations on Friday and Saturday. He isn't expected to be limited in any fashion in Monday's game, where he'll start at defensive tackle alongside Tyrunn Walker.

IRHaloti Ngata
DL DET (7)
1 year ago

Ngata (shoulder) is questionable to play Sunday against the Vikings, ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ngata was able to participate in every practice this week, so he appears to be nearing a return from shoulder injury.

IRHaloti Ngata
DL DET (7)
1 year ago

Ngata (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans, Kyle Meinke of the MLive Media Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ngata will miss his third consecutive game Sunday as he continues to deal with the shoulder issue. His next opportunity to return will be Week 9 versus the Vikings.

IRHaloti Ngata
DL DET (7)
1 year ago

Ngata (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against Houston, Time Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ngata missed last week's game against the Redskins and was limited in practice this past week. A return Sunday would put him at the early end of his initial 2-3 week timetable for recovery.