OUTHaloti Ngata DT PHI (9) 5 days ago
Ngata (calf) has been ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Giants.
Ngata was questionable last week against the Vikings with this calf injury but ultimately didn't play. The Oregon product will not play Thursday either after not being able to log a practice during the short week. Fellow defensive tackles Destiny Vaeao or Treyvon Hester will likely step up in Ngata's absence.
OUTHaloti Ngata DT PHI (9) 1 week ago
Ngata (calf) is listed as questionable for Philadelphia's Week 5 contest against the Vikings, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Ngata logged two full practices Wednesday and Thursday but practiced in a limited capacity Friday, thus raising concern for his Week 5 availability. If Ngata were to miss time Sunday, Destiny Vaeao could see an increase in work.
OUTHaloti Ngata DT PHI (9) 1 month ago
Ngata will start at defensive tackle for the Eagles on Thursday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
Ngata was named as the starter after Timmy Jernigan (lower back) was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list. He isn't a viable IDP asset at this time, however, as Ngata hasn't topped 32 tackles since the 2013 season and doesn't carry much of a pass rush.
OUTHaloti Ngata DT PHI (9) 2 months ago
Ngata (biceps) had one assisted tackle in Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots.
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.
OUTHaloti Ngata DT PHI (9) 4 months ago
Ngata (biceps) did not participate in the Eagles' offseason workout program, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.
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.
OUTHaloti Ngata DT PHI (9) 6 months ago
Ngata remains in recovery from the torn biceps that prematurely ended his 2017 season, Zach Rosenblatt of NJ Advance Media reports.
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.
OUTHaloti Ngata DT PHI (9) 7 months ago
The Eagles are in line to sign Ngata, NJ.com reports.
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.
OUTHaloti Ngata DT PHI (9) 9 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.
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.
OUTHaloti Ngata DT PHI (9) 1 year 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.
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.
OUTHaloti Ngata DT PHI (9) 1 year ago
The Lions placed Ngata on injured reserve Wednesday with a biceps injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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.