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Haloti Ngata | Defensive Lineman

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 340
College: Oregon
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (12) / BAL
Contract: view contract details

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Eagles signed DT Haloti Ngata, formerly of the Lions, to a one-year, $2.6 million contract.
The rich get richer. Ngata only played five games last season and just turned 34, but he remained a quality option before going down and will only be asked to play a rotational role in the Eagles' stacked defensive front. With Ngata on board, it looks like Beau Allen will walk in free agency. Mar 13 - 11:09 AM

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Impending free agent DT Haloti Ngata wants to keep playing in 2018.

Ngata turns 34 later this month and gave retirement serious consideration last offseason. He ended up tearing his biceps in Week 5 and missed the remainder of the season. "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," Ngata said. He said he "definitely" wants to stay in Detroit.
Jan 6 - 12:50 PM

Lions placed DT Haloti Ngata on injured reserve with a biceps injury.

Ngata left Week 5 against the Panthers in the fourth quarter. He is expected to need four months to recover following surgery, all but ruling him out for the rest of the season. At 33, Ngata isn't the player he was in Baltimore, but he'd been making an impact on limited snaps as a pass rusher from the inside. The Lions have brought back DT Caraun Reid to take Ngata's spot on the 53-man roster.
Wed, Oct 11, 2017 09:07:00 AM

Lions DT Haloti Ngata is done for the day in Week 5 with an elbow injury.

We didn't see the injury happen, but he was quickly ruled out in the fourth quarter. Ngata has been having a great season as an interior pocket pusher.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 03:47:00 PM

Lions DT Haloti Ngata consulted a neurologist before deciding to return for his 12th NFL season.

"I went and talked to a neurologist, wanted to make sure my head was good, all that," Ngata said. "He said everything was pretty good, really good actually. I was like, ‘All right, I’m going to keep on playing.’ My wife was like, ‘I guess so.’" It's a practice that could become more common in the coming years. Ngata played a career-low 527 snaps last season, and has settled into a situational lineman role.
Thu, May 4, 2017 01:32:00 PM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said he is "glad" DT Haloti Ngata decided to come back for his 12th season.

Ngata considered retirement following the season, but he is coming back for his third year in Detroit. Ngata has not played 16 games since 2011 and no longer contributes as a pass rusher, but he is a solid anchor in the middle of the line and a great veteran presence in the locker room.
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 10:14:00 AM

The MMQB's Albert Breer reports Lions DT Haloti Ngata will return for his 12th season in 2017.

Ngata was apparently waffling on whether to return, but this is the first we've heard of it. In decline the past two seasons, Ngata has missed 5-of-32 games as a Lion. He played a modest 527 snaps in 2016.
Mon, Mar 6, 2017 03:31:00 PM

Lions DT Haloti Ngata will miss 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury.

Ngata went down midway through last week's win over the Eagles. At 32, Ngata's play has slipped since coming over from Baltimore, but he's still a big body in the middle of a run defense that has yet to allow a rushing touchdown to a running back. It's a sliver of good news for Todd Gurley owners.
Wed, Oct 12, 2016 11:48:00 AM

Lions DT Haloti Ngata said he is feeling like his old self.

Coach Jim Caldwell agreed, saying the staff is "getting a sense" of how good Ngata can be after he was hampered by injuries his first year in Detroit. Even at 32, Ngata has the ability to anchor a defensive line when healthy. The Lions will hope he stays that way this season.
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 11:15:00 AM

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.
Wed, Mar 9, 2016 03:24:00 PM

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.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016 02:07:00 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.
Mon, Feb 22, 2016 03:13:00 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."
Sat, Feb 20, 2016 01:03:00 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.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016 01:31:00 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.
Sat, Jan 23, 2016 09:56:00 AM

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DE1Brandon Graham
2Michael Bennett
3Derek Barnett
4Chris Long
DT1Fletcher Cox
2Timmy Jernigan
3Haloti Ngata
4Destiny Vaeao
5Elijah Qualls
MLB1Jordan Hicks
2Joe Walker
WLB1Nigel Bradham
2Corey Nelson
3Nate Gerry
SLB1Mychal Kendricks
2Kamu Grugier-Hill
CB1Ronald Darby
2Jalen Mills
3Rasul Douglas
4Sidney Jones
5Randall Goforth
FS1Rodney McLeod
2Chris Maragos
SS1Malcolm Jenkins
2Tre Sullivan
P1Cam Johnston