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Haloti Ngata | Defensive Lineman | #92

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (32) / 1/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 345
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (12) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Lions re-signed DT Haloti Ngata to a two-year, $12 million contract.
Ngata has been expected to sign an extension since he was acquired in a trade on the first day of free agency last year, but it is just now getting done. Ngata was limited to 14 games last season, but he remained an effective player when on the field. Even on the decline, Ngata remains a force inside. Mar 9 - 3:24 PM

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The Detroit Free Press reports free agent DT Haloti Ngata is "increasingly likely" to re-sign with the Lions.

Beat writer Dave Birkett reports there's a "very bridgeable gap" between the Lions and Ngata in contract talks. Although Ngata is deep into his decline phase, he remained an effective starter in 2015 and can still push the pocket.
Feb 28 - 2:07 PM

ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley considers it unlikely that free agent DT Haloti Ngata returns to Baltimore.

Hensley believes the cap-strapped Ravens simply don't have the need along a defensive line that already includes Brandon Williams, Timmy Jernigan and Carl Davis. Now 32, Ngata is coming off a down 2016, and has said he'd like to re-sign with the Lions. The Ravens have moved on from one of the core pieces of their John Harbaugh-era success.
Feb 22 - 3:13 PM

The Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett said it "seems like" the Lions want to re-sign impending free agent DT Haloti Ngata.

Ngata has already said he would "love to stay." If the Lions do want him back, something should be worked out in the coming weeks. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported talks between the two sides will begin "soon."
Feb 20 - 1:03 PM's Ian Rapoport confirms free agent DT Haloti Ngata wants to continue playing in 2016.

It's not exactly breaking news, as Ngata himself confirmed so last month. Rapsheet reports Ngata will begin talks with the Lions "soon." Ngata was effective in 2015, but not the force he was during his prime. The longtime Raven turned 32 last month.
Feb 18 - 1:31 PM

Impending free agent DT Haloti Ngata said he would "love to stay" with the Lions.

"I love what coach [Jim] Caldwell has done here. I love playing under him and coach Kris [Kocurek]," Ngata said. "I feel like I got in a groove at the end of the season and hopefully I can play a full season understanding the system." Ngata added his agent and new GM Bob Quinn will open talks once Quinn returns from the Senior Bowl. Ngata recorded 25 tackles and 2.5 sacks over 14 games in his first season with the Lions.
Jan 23 - 9:56 AM

Lions DT Haloti Ngata (calf) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

Ngata should play after being limited throughout the week. His presence is a downgrade to Tim Hightower’s matchup.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 04:40:00 PM

Lions DT Haloti Ngata (calf) is listed as probable for Week 7 against the Vikings.

He missed the last two games with a strained calf but should be ready for Sunday's tilt against Minnesota. Andre Fluellen and Gabe Wright filled in at left tackle during his absence.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 04:23:00 PM

Lions DT Haloti Ngata (calf) is out for Week 6 against the Bears.

Ngata hasn't practiced since straining his calf against Seattle in Week 4. Gabe Wright should get most of the reps at left defensive tackle on Sunday.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 04:06:00 PM

Lions DT Haloti Ngata (calf) missed practice all week.

Ngata had expressed optimism he'd return against the Bears, but that doesn't appear to be in the cards. Facing Matt Forte on Sunday, Detroit will be without starting DTs Ngata and Tyrunn Walker, in addition to WLB DeAndre Levy.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 01:08:00 PM

Lions DT Haloti Ngata said his strained calf is "feeling better."

"We'll see how the week goes," Ngata said. "As the week goes, we'll see what goes on and we'll just kind of re-evaluate and see if I can play or not." Ngata did not practice on Wednesday, and his comments do not make it sound like he is particularly likely to play this week. Gabe Wright and Caraun Reid started with Ngata sidelined Week 5.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 10:01:00 AM

Lions DT Haloti Ngata (calf) has been ruled out for Week 5.

The Lions will be without Ngata and DT Tyrunn Walker Sunday. It's a downgrade to the defensive line, but Detroit is a mid-range run defense even with both in the lineup. Ngata expects to return in Week 6.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 06:46:00 PM

Lions DT Haloti Ngata (calf) remained sidelined at practice Friday and is not expected to play against the Cardinals.

He hasn't practiced at all this week after getting hurt in last Monday night's loss to Seattle. The Lions will be without both he and DT Tyrunn Walker, who broke his leg Monday. Their absences upgrade Chris Johnson's matchup. Ngata said Friday that he "hopes" to return for Week 6.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 12:26:00 PM

Lions DT Haloti Ngata will have an MRI on his injured calf on Tuesday.

Ngata went down early in the third quarter Monday night against the Seahawks. He was replaced by Tyrunn Walker, who suffered what looked like a significant ankle injury after subbing in. With Walker likely out for the season, Detroit cannot afford for Ngata to miss many snaps.
Tue, Oct 6, 2015 08:49:00 AM

Lions DT Haloti Ngata exited Monday night's Week 4 game against the Seahawks with a calf injury.

Ngata went down early in the third quarter. The Lions will use Tyrunn Walker and Caraun Reid inside on early downs, and Jason Jones slides inside vs. the pass.
Mon, Oct 5, 2015 10:24:00 PM

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