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Haloti Ngata | Defensive Lineman

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 340
College: Oregon
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ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley predicts Baltimore will release LE Haloti Ngata.
GM Ozzie Newsome has been trying to work on a new deal for Ngata in order to lower his $16 million cap hit, but nothing has materialized to this point. Ngata is refusing to kick money down the road after he had a strong season. The 31-year-old would be highly sought after if he hit the open market. Hensley mentions the Colts as a possible landing spot, reuniting Ngata with coach Chuck Pagano. Mar 4 - 12:11 PM

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Sources tell ESPN's Ed Werder the Ravens have made a "very good offer" to LE Haloti Ngata.

Baltimore wants to restructure Ngata's deal to try and soften his $16 million cap hit. While the Ravens have no intention of cutting Ngata, it's equally unlikely that he would accept a pay cut. A long-term extension that alleviates some of Ngata's cap burden seems like the fairest compromise. Ngata registered 31 tackles, two forced fumbles and two interceptions last season.
Feb 24 - 11:41 AM

ESPN's Chris Mortensen believes the Ravens and LE Haloti Ngata will work out a contract extension.

"I thought they were going to do that last year," Mort said. "When you have two sides that want it to happen, it usually happens." Coach John Harbaugh recently said he has no doubts an extension would get done. Ngata has traditionally balked at attempts to restructure his deal, but both sides know his $16 million cap hit is untenable. A deal similar to the extension Terrell Suggs signed last offseason makes the most sense.
Feb 21 - 1:50 PM

When asked about Haloti Ngata's contract extension, coach John Harbaugh said, "I don't have any doubt in my mind it'll get done."

The Ravens are pretty restricted with Ngata occupying a $16 million cap hit. If Ngata restructures his deal or signs an extension, the team will gain the financial flexibility necessary to fill holes at other positions. When completed, Ngata's new contract could open up something in the neighborhood of $5 million in cap space.
Feb 19 - 8:53 AM

The Baltimore Sun's Mike Preston believes DL Haloti Ngata could be cut if he and the Ravens cannot agree on a contract extension.

Baltimore's preferred option in dealing with Ngata's untenable $16 million cap hit is a contract extension similar to the one OLB Terrell Suggs signed last offseason, but Ngata has been reluctant to renegotiate the last several years. The Ravens could save $8.5 million by cutting Ngata, but Ngata was still a force inside last season despite missing four games due to suspension. With Ngata heading into the final year of his deal, an extension makes sense for both sides, but it is still far from a sure thing Ngata is a Raven next season.
Feb 7 - 1:09 PM

Ravens DL Haloti Ngata carries a team-high $16M 2015 cap number.

Ngata is entering the final year of his contract, so it makes sense for both sides to work out a long-term extension that will allow the five-time Pro Bowler to retire as a Raven. However, those talks went nowhere last season and may not go far again this year if Ngata thinks he has all the leverage. ESPN Ravens reporter Jamison Hensley notes that the Ravens already have Ngata's replacement in Timmy Jernigan.
Feb 5 - 9:56 AM

Ravens DL Haloti Ngata's suspension is over.

Ngata, busted for taking Adderall, served his four-game ban. So the Ravens' already nasty front seven gets him back just in time to face the Steelers in Saturday night's Wild Card game. Ngata was PFF's No. 8 3-4 DE this season and is a two-time first-team All-Pro.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 09:25:00 AM

NFL suspended Ravens DL Haloti Ngata four games for violating the league's policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

Ngata's suspension begins immediately, meaning his 2014 season is over unless the Ravens qualify for the playoffs. "I made a mistake, and I own this. I took Adderall and take full responsibility for doing this," Ngata said in a statement. It's a big blow to the Ravens, as their two-time first-team All-Pro was PFF's No. 8 3-4 defensive end this season and is annually among the league's best run-stuffers. Upgrade Lamar Miller's matchup a bit for Sunday as the Ravens will have to turn to rookie Timmy Jernigan and NT Brandon Williams for more snaps.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 10:18:00 AM

According to the NFL Network, the Ravens offered Haloti Ngata a lucrative long-term deal earlier this offseason.

The Ravens want to extend Ngata so they can lower his scheduled team-high $16 million cap hit. But with two years remaining on his current deal, the All-Pro run-stuffer has little incentive to take any kind of restructure that won't benefit him. The Ravens were still able to find enough cap space to retain pricy free agents Eugene Monroe and Dennis Pitta.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 10:32:00 AM

The Ravens are considering moving Haloti Ngata to defensive end.

The move would allow the Ravens to start Brandon Williams at nose tackle, with Ngata replacing Arthur Jones opposite Chris Canty. After playing through multiple injuries the last two seasons, Ngata could benefit from the switch to end. 30-year-old Ngata is scheduled to count $16 million against the 2014 cap and remains a candidate to restructure.
Sat, Mar 22, 2014 02:43:00 PM

The Baltimore Sun reports contract talks with NT Haloti Ngata went nowhere for the Ravens.

Ngata is scheduled to count a team-high $16 million against the 2014 salary cap and has two years left on his deal. The Ravens would ideally like to extend him like they did with Terrell Suggs in order to create space so they can re-sign free agents like Dennis Pitta, LT Eugene Monroe, and ILB Daryl Smith. Ngata just turned 30 years old and isn't going anywhere.
Mon, Feb 17, 2014 06:16:00 PM

Ravens NT Haloti Ngata is scheduled to count a team-high $16 million against the 2014 salary cap.

Ngata has two years left on his five-year, $61 million deal and is a prime candidate for an extension in order to lower that astronomical cap hit. The 30-year-old didn't put up the sack numbers we'd grown accustomed to seeing the previous three seasons, but Ngata still graded out as a top-eight run defender in Pro Football Focus' end-of-season defensive tackle ratings.
Wed, Jan 29, 2014 02:37:00 PM

Ravens NT Haloti Ngata confirmed his knee felt good coming out of the Week 12 win over the Jets.

Ngata missed the Week 11 loss at Chicago but was able to last 27-of-57 snaps against the Jets. Even on a short week, he's fully expected to be ready to play against the Steelers on Thanksgiving.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 09:00:00 AM

Ravens NT Haloti Ngata is active for Week 12 against the Jets.

Ngata (knee), CB Lardarius Webb, and ILB Daryl Smith were all listed as questionable on the injury report, but all three are active. The Ravens' Week 12 inactives are CB Asa Jackson, S Omar Brown, RB Bernard Scott, OL Ryan Jensen, WR Deonte Thompson, OLB John Simon, and DT Brandon Williams.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013 11:34:00 AM

Coach John Harbaugh indicated NT Haloti Ngata (knee) will be a game-time decision for Week 12 against the Jets.

Ngata was inactive for Week 11, allowing Matt Forte to peel off 125 total yards and a touchdown against Baltimore while averaging 4.6 yards per carry. If Ngata does not play this week, it would be a matchup boost for Chris Ivory. We don't expect to know Ngata's availability before Sunday morning's inactives.
Fri, Nov 22, 2013 01:10:00 PM

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