DT - FA
Week 7 Outlook
The Detroit Lions re-signed DT Haloti Ngata on Wednesday.
Haloti Ngata played 14 games in 2015 and finished the year with 25 total tackles, 2.5 sacks and three defended passes.
On Monday, the Lions placed defensive tackle Haloti Ngata on the NFI List with a hamstring injury, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
Ngata has showed durability throughout his career, appearing in 135 games in nine seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. Detroit traded for the five-time All-Pro in March to help fill the void left when Ndamukong Suh signed with the Miami Dolphins. The hamstring injury is believed to be minor and Ngata will be free to rejoin training camp practices whenever he is ready. In the meantime, second-year tackle Caraun Reid and fourth-year defensive end Tyrunn Walker are expected to split first-team reps.
The Baltimore Ravens have shipped Defensive Tackle Haloti Ngata to the Detroit Lions for 4th & 5th round draft picks. The Ravens eliminate Ngata's $16 million cap hit.
The Ravens now must move on at the Defensive Tackle position. Look for the Ravens to address the position with the draft or players on the current roster.
Baltimore Ravens nose tackle Haloti Ngata has received an offer that he can refuse. The Ravens informed him that he has to take a pay cut or be released. Ngata's salary will hit the cap for $16 million for the 2015 season. If he is released, it will free up $8.5 in cap space. Ngata wants to retire as a Raven and both sides are willing to negotiate a contract extension. Hopefully, both sides can't agree to a number to keep this loved veteran in Baltimore.
Ngata was suspended for the last four games of the regular season for violating the NFL's drug policy. It was thought that his absence would affect the Ravens defense. In fact it did not. The Ravens made it to the post season without him. This 31-year old veteran has a season-ending 31 combined tackles, two forced fumbles and two and a half sacks.
Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has been suspended for the rest of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, the team announced Thursday. Ngata would be eligible to return for the playoff is the Ravens make it in. He will forfeit $2.1 million in salary as a result of the suspension for using Adderrall.
Ngata was having one of his better seasons and the Ravens defense has been quality as of late for fantasy owners. The Ravens are likely to turn to Timmy Jernigan a second-round rookie to fill the large hole left by Ngata which will inevitably lower the quality of their run defense as Ngata has been an all-pro at the position.