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Haloti Ngata | Defensive Lineman

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (31) / 1/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 345
College: Oregon
Contract: view contract details

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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. Oct 23 - 4:23 PM

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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.
Oct 16 - 4:06 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.
Oct 16 - 1:08 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.
Oct 15 - 10:01 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.
Oct 9 - 6:46 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.
Oct 9 - 12:26 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.
Oct 6 - 8:49 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.
Oct 5 - 10:24 PM

Lions DT Haloti Ngata (questionable, shoulder) said he feels "great."

Ngata missed practice on Wednesday and is listed as questionable on the injury report, but it appears he is in no danger of missing Week 2. Ngata's presence should free up Tyrunn Walker for another big game.
Sep 19 - 9:48 AM

Lions activated DT Haloti Ngata (hamstring) from the active/PUP list.

Coach Jim Caldwell hedged on Ngata's Week 1 status last week, but he's now on track for the opener. Headed into his age-31 season, Ngata has been mostly durable, never missing more than two games with injury.
Aug 31 - 2:45 PM

Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Sunday he's unsure whether DT Haloti Ngata (hamstring) will be ready for Week 1.

Ngata opened camp on the active/PUP list and has yet to practice with his new team. "You don't know," Caldwell said. "I can't predict that. It's just one of those things, we have to kind of see where they are. We're hopeful. We look at how he's been performing and going through just in terms of his rehab, we're optimistic." Ngata was acquired to help replace Ndamukong Suh.
Aug 23 - 6:21 PM

NFL Network's Rand Getlin reports contract negotiations between the Lions and DT Haloti Ngata are "ongoing and positive."

Acquired from the Ravens on the eve of free agency, the Lions have consistently expressed a desire to lock up the contract-year defensive tackle. Something should get done before the start of the regular season.
Aug 18 - 10:21 AM

Lions GM Martin Mayhew says he's engaged in extension talks with contract-year DT Haloti Ngata.

Mayhew said the sides plan to remain in contact for however long the talks remain "productive." Ngata had another beastly year in 2014, but served a four-game PED ban to end the season. He turned 31 in January.
Aug 4 - 4:30 PM

Lions placed DT Haloti Ngata on the active/PUP list.

Ngata's "injury" is to his hamstring. The Lions are simply easing their veteran Ndamukong Suh replacement into camp. He should be ready to rock in a couple of days.
Aug 3 - 3:09 PM

The Lions have still not opened contract negotiations with contract-year DT Haloti Ngata.

"I think there's other guys that they're really more worried about," Ngata said. "I think we definitely are probably going to talk sometime, but right now, I know they wanted to, but we haven't really said anything." Ngata has consistently expressed a desire to sign an extension with his new team. Something should be worked out prior to training camp.
May 30 - 12:34 PM

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