QHaloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
2 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.

QHaloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
2 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.

QHaloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
5 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.

QHaloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
7 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.

QHaloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
8 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.

QHaloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
8 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.

QHaloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
8 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.

QHaloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
8 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.

QHaloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
1 year 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.

QHaloti Ngata
DT PHI (9)
1 year 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.