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Haloti Ngata | Defensive Lineman

Team: Baltimore Ravens
Age / DOB:  (30) / 1/21/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 340
College: Oregon
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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. Apr 16 - 10:32 AM
Source: NFL.com

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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.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 22 - 2:43 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.
Feb 17 - 6:16 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.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 29 - 2:37 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

Ravens NT Haloti Ngata (knee) is inactive for Week 11 against the Bears.

Marlon Brown (knee) is also inactive. Both players were listed as questionable but were ruled out after going through pregame warm-ups. Ngata's absence is a big boost for the entire Chicago offense, especially Matt Forte. Ngata hurt his knee last week but played through the injury. It will cost him at least one game. Also inactive for the Ravens are S Omar Brown, WR Brandon Stokley, RB Bernard Scott, G/C Ryan Jensen, and OLB John Simon.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013 11:33:00 AM

Ravens NT Haloti Ngata (knee) is listed as questionable for Week 11.

Ngata suffered a knee injury early in last week's win over the Bengals, but managed to stay in the game. He was able to practice on a limited basis Friday and is on track to play Sunday against the Bears.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 05:19:00 PM

Ravens NT Haloti Ngata was cleared medically for the start of training camp.

Ngata is fully recovered from his Super Bowl knee injury, and back in shape after reporting to OTAs a bit heavier than the Ravens wanted. "Yeah, Haloti came in in great shape," coach John Harbaugh confirmed. "He's looking great. He blew away the conditioning test. He's ready to go." Still only 29 years old, Ngata is poised to play primarily nose tackle for the first time in his career.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 12:22:00 AM

Ravens NT Haloti Ngata is a candidate to open training camp on the PUP list.

Ngata was a non-participant in OTAs and minicamp and is still recovering from his Super Bowl knee injury. He resumed a running program last month but shouldn't be sidelined for long, if at all, during training camp.
Mon, Jul 22, 2013 09:20:00 AM

Ravens NT Haloti Ngata is "still recovering" from his Super Bowl knee injury.

He's expected to be limited in this week's minicamp. Ngata reportedly suffered "just" a left MCL sprain, but he's been doing little in OTAs. It's not a concern for Week 1, but Ngata could be eased into training camp. The Ravens want Ngata to be more diligent about his weight after he reported "heavier than normal" last summer.
Mon, Jun 10, 2013 10:56:00 AM

Haloti Ngata stated on NFL Network's Total Access that he "definitely" plans to play more nose tackle in 2013.

Different from past years, the Ravens can now field a deep rotation of ends with free-agent pickups Chris Canty and Marcus Spears rotating with Arthur Jones and Pernell McPhee. "It's gonna keep me inside, just having those guys there," Ngata said. "It's gonna be great to have me be comfortable on the inside of the defense, where I love playing." With improved depth at five technique, Ngata as a full-time nose, and Elvis Dumervil bookending Terrell Suggs at rush linebacker, Baltimore's front seven will be significantly better than it was in 2012.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 07:37:00 PM

Ravens coach John Harbaugh indicated that Haloti Ngata will play more true nose tackle moving forward.

"The fact that we’ve added two guys that can play defensive end definitely marks the possibility he could play inside more," said Harbaugh. "Our bellcow in there is Haloti." Ngata has generally played 3-4 end in Baltimore, with Kelly Gregg, Terrence Cody, and most recently Ma'ake Kemoeatu on the nose. The Ravens can now surround him with a rotation of Chris Canty, Arthur Jones, Pernell McPhee, and Marcus Spears, freeing up 6-foot-4, 330-poound Ngata to wreak havoc on the NFL's significantly more undersized centers.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 01:52:00 PM

The Ravens want to "address a weight issue" with DT Haloti Ngata.

Ngata reported to minicamp last offseason "heavier than normal," but nothing much was made of it. Now that he's approaching age 30, the Ravens are going to keep an eye on Ngata. We wouldn't expect it to be much of an issue.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 06:27:00 PM

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