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92 Haloti Ngata DT
Height/Weight: 6-4/340 | Birthdate: 1/21/1984 | Birthplace: Inglewood, CA, USA | Team: Detroit | College: Oregon | NFL Experience: 10 | Owned/Started%: 15/4
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Lions new DT Haloti Ngata too busy to think about new contract


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2:10 pm ET) Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata had his contract in mind in his last days with the Ravens, but he's too busy to think about it now that he's been traded to the Lions.

Ngata admitted that he suspected a deal could take place.

"The closer we got to free agency, I thought it could be a possibility," he told Monday Morning Quarterback. "It didn't surprise me ... since we weren't getting closer to any kind of contract stuff, I just figured there were a lot of things that could happen. I definitely started to have a trade in my mind as a possibility."

Ngata added that he's not thinking about a contract extension with Detroit.

"I'm just trying to get to know my teammates, get my playbook down, and my technique and terminology," he said.


Lions big names missing at OTA's: WR Johnson, DT Ngata


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/4/2015) The Lions were without a couple of very important players at organized team activities on Thursday, per detroitnews.com.

Wide receiver Calvin Johnson and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata were both absent from practice.


Lions DT Haloti Ngata wants to fill void left by Suh, Fairley


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(5/28/2015) There isn't much Haloti Ngata has to prove on the football field. He's a five-time Pro Bowler and is widely considered one of the best defensive players in the game.

The 31-year-old, though, wants to prove he can fill the void left by the departure of former Lions players Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley, per The Detroit Free Press.

"You definitely miss (Ndamukong) Suh and (Nick) Fairley, but I'm here to try to ease that a little bit," he said. "The guys that have been here are kind of showing the younger guys what it's been about here. I think they're doing a great job and hopefully once I catch on I can continue to push the younger guys along and get some wins."

Ngata, who is in the last year of his current contract, is embracing the different schemes he's been involved in. He's being asked to do a number of different things he didn't do for the last nine seasons as a member of the Ravens.

"I love it," Ngata said. "Just the defense that (Teryl Austin is) running here, it's awesome. It's a change for me. A lot of the attack, penetrate, aggressive defense, it's awesome. I still got to get used to it, but so far I'm loving it."

Ngata recorded 31 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and two interceptions in 12 games last season.


Lions won't file tampering charge against Ravens for Ngata comment


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2015) The Lions announced they will not file tampering charges against the Ravens a day after owner Steve Bisciotti told season-ticket holders that there's a chance defensive tackle Haloti Ngata could return to Baltimore in 2016. 

The statement was released via the team site's Tim Twentyman

“The Ravens have reached out to us concerning the comments made yesterday by Steve Bisciotti regarding Haloti Ngata. We appreciate both the Ravens’ professionalism and the context in which Mr. Bisciotti’s statements were made. We consider the matter to be a non-issue.”

The Ravens traded Ngata to the Lions in March. NFL rules stipulate a team is not allowed to talk publicly or privately about a player that is under contract with another team. 


Ravens' Steve Bisciotti: Haloti Ngata could return in 2016


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2015) In a conference call with PSL ticket holders, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti didn't rule out the possibility of defensive tackle Haloti Ngata returning to the organization in 2016. 

The Ravens tried to restructure Ngata's contract but were unable to, and thus traded him to the Lions. Ngata is in the final year of a four-year, $48.5 million contract he signed after the 2011 season started. 

Ngata was drafted by the Ravens in the first round in 2006. In his nine-year career, he's totaled 445 tackles and 25.5 sacks. 


Haloti Ngata: Ray Rice would be a 'great addition' to the Lions


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) With Reggie Bush likely out of the picture, new Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata said in an interview on WXYT-FM in Detroit that he'd be open to having former teammate Ray Rice join him in Detroit.

"I've never hung out with him off-field, but he’s a great guy," Ngata said. "He's a great guy on the field, in the locker room. He's a great community guy. He does a lot for the community, and so of course I think he would be a great addition to this team. I love playing with him, I trusted him. You feel bad for his situation. You just hope nothing but the best for him."

Rice was suspended indefinitely by the league due to an altercation with his then-fiancee. An arbitrator overturned that suspension, and he reportedly received $1.6 million in wrongful termination case after he was released by the Ravens. The 28-year-old spent his first six years with the Ravens, and produced four straight 1,000-yard rushing seasons before running for 660 yards and averaging a career-low 3.1 yards per carry in 2013.

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Lions DT Haloti Ngata ready to prove he doesn't need PEDs


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) New Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata missed the final four regular season games in 2014 for the Ravens as he was serving a suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. The veteran tackle, who was acquired in a trade Tuesday, later admitted to taking Adderall.

Now that he is getting a fresh start with the Lions, Ngata is out to prove he can still play at a high level without the help of performance-enhancing drugs, per MLive.com.

"You want to show that you weren't using that the whole time," Ngata said, "and you do want to not finish off your career with a suspension. So it's just, I wanted to get out and keep on playing.

"With my suspension last year, I just feel like I didn't want to end off on something like that, and that be my legacy. I just wanted to continue to play. And my body feels great, so I just wanted to continue to keep on playing."


DT Haloti Ngata says he'd like to sign extension with Lions


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(3/11/2015) Newly acquired defensive tackle Haloti Ngata said at his introductory news conference that he'd like to sign an extension with the Lions, reports MLive.com. Ngata, 31, has one year left on his deal.

"Yeah, definitely. We're open to everything," Ngata said. "Just being here so far, I'm getting really comfortable already. And once I meet the guys, I know I'll just want to stay here. So if an extension comes to mind, that'd be awesome. If not, then it is what it is."

Ngata is a five-time Pro Bowler who'll step in for Ndamukong Suh. Detroit acquired Ngata via trade Tuesday.


Ravens trade DT Haloti Ngata to Lions for picks


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2015) The Ravens have traded defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to the Lions, the team announced.

The Ravens were in a serious salary-cap bind with Ngata, per CBSSports.com NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. The defensive tackle ha a $16-million cap charge for 2015.

The Ravens will receive a fourth-round and fifth-round pick from the Lions, who will receive a seventh-round pick in addition to Ngata, ESPN reports.

The deal re-unites Ngata with Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin, who served on the Baltimore defensive staff prior to his stint in Detroit. Ngata will fill the hole left on the defensive line by the departure of Ndamukong Suh, who is expected to sign with the Dolphins Tuesday.

Ngata made the Pro Bowl in five consecutive years from 2009 to 2013. He played just 12 games in 2014, recording 31 tackles and two sacks.


Ravens' Harbaugh: I believe a deal with Haloti Ngata will get done


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/19/2015) Ravens coach John Harbaugh told reporters he has no doubt that the team will come terms with Haloti Ngata on an extension this offseason.

"He wants to be here. We want him here. It's just a matter of [senior vice president of football administration] Pat Moriarty and [agent] Mike McCartney coming to terms on something that Haloti feels great about and the organization feels great about," Harbaugh told WNST at the combine Wednesday.

"I'm real confident we can get that done. I really believe it will get done. I don't have any doubt in my mind it'll get done, but it's got to get done."

A report last week surfaced that the Ravens informed Ngata that he'll need to take a pay cut if he wants to play for the team in 2015. Ngata, 31, is scheduled to make a team-high $16 million in 2015, and a contract extension could clear some cap space for the Ravens.


Report: Ravens tell Haloti Ngata to take pay cut or be released


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/7/2015) With Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata due $8.5 million with a $16 million cap hit for next season, the Ravens have informed Ngata that he'll need to take a pay cut if he wants to play for the team in 2015, reports The Baltimore Sun.

Ngata, 31, has played his entire nine-year career with the Ravens. His agent is expected to meet with the Ravens soon to discuss restructuring Ngata's contract. Ngata was suspended for four games in 2014 for violating the league's drug policy.


Ravens expected to seek better deal with Haloti Ngata


by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
(1/13/2015) Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata, a 30-year-old five-time Pro Bowler, has one year left on his contract. He'll carry a $16 million cap figure and an $8.5 million base salary unless the team renegotiates his deal.

According to the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens likely will try to extend Ngata's contract and create more cap flexibility "in a manner similar to their contract extension last year for outside linebacker Terrell Suggs."

"I think everybody knows the answer to that," coach John Harbaugh told the paper when asked if the team will try to reach a deal with Ngata. "I don't really want to get into too many specific situations right now until we come back with a plan, but we all know the answer to that question."

Ngata missed four games this season due to a violation of the league's drug policy. He finished with 31 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.


Ravens place Arthur Brown on IR, list two others out for Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2015) The Ravens have placed linebacker Arthur Brown on injured reserve with a thigh injury to make way for defensive lineman Haloti Ngata to be placed on the active roster. Brown was only able to play in four games this season and did not record a tackle. 

Other than Brown, the Ravens have listed tackle Eugne Monroe (ankle) and defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan (foot and ankle) as out for Saturday's wild card game against the Steelers. 

Monroe has not played since Week 16 against the Texans when he injured his ankle. Defensive end Chris Canty is considered probable.

The Ravens are currently 3-point underdogs against Pittsburgh Saturday.


Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata returns to practice


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2014) Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata practiced for the first time Tuesday since his four game suspension for violating the league's drug policy

"I feel like I owe these guys," Ngata said. "I feel amazing, like a young kid being out there. It's good to be back with the fellas."

Ngata totaled 31 tackles with two sacks in 12 games this year. He also forced two fumbles. In the four games Ngata missed, the Ravens allowed just 15 points per game.


Ravens' Harbaugh: Haloti Ngata will 'be ready to go'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/29/2014) Ravens coach John Harbaugh has no concerns about defensive tackle Haloti Ngata's conditioning as he is set to return from a four-game suspension. Ngata missed the final four games of the season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances.

"I’m confident Haloti will be ready to go. That’s his job, to be ready to go," Harbaugh said, per ESPN. "I’m confident he’ll do it. He has done it before. He has been there, he knows what’s at stake." 

The Ravens will travel to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers in the opening round of the playoffs Saturday.


Ravens DT Haloti Ngata suspended for four games


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2014) Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has been suspended for four games for violating the league's drug policy. He will be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season, the team has announced.

"I made a mistake, and I own this," Ngata said in a prepared statement. "I took Adderall and take full responsibility for doing this. I am deeply sorry and broken up over this. I let down my family, my teammates, Ravens fans and myself. My hope is that the Ravens make the playoffs, and I believe they can do this. And, then I can come back and help us win."

Ngata ends the regular season with 31 tackles, two interceptions, two sacks and seven pass deflections.


Ravens head into MNF with only two players listed as out


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) Only Ravens wide receiver Michael Campanaro (thigh) and tackle Jah Reid (hand) were listed as out for Monday night’s game at New Orleans, according to the team’s final injury report.

The Ravens also listed defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (not injury related), tight end Owen Daniels (not injury related), linebacker Terrell Suggs (not injury related), linebacker Daryl Smith (not injury related), fullback Kyle Juszczyk (foot) and guard Marshal Yanda (knee) as probable.


Justin Forsett, Ravens probables good to go in Week 9


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) All four Ravens players listed as probable on Friday's injury report are active for Sunday's Week 9 matchup with the Steelers, including running back Justin Forsett (ankle), defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (shin), linebacker Terrell Suggs (neck) and cornerback Lardarius Webb (not injury related).

Ravens unveil injury report for Week 9 clash vs. Steelers


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Ravens wide receiver Michael Campanaro (thigh) and cornerback  Jimmy Smith (foot) were both officially ruled out for Week 9 against the Steelers, the team announced. Owen Daniels (knee), Chris Canty (wrist) and Yanda Marshal (knee) were deemed questionable.

Meanwhile, Justin Forsett (ankle), Haloti Ngata (shin), Terrell Suggs (neck) and Lardarius Webb (rest) were each labeled probable for Sunday.


Haloti Ngata turned down extension with Ravens


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/16/2014) Looking to free up cap space earlier this offseason, the Ravens offered a "lucrative, long-term" deal with defensive lineman Haloti Ngata so that he wouldn't cost $16 million in cap space. Ngata, 30 years old with two years left on his current deal, wasn't willing to take the extension, NFL Network reports. 

Jason Hatcher in, Haloti Ngata out of Pro Bowl


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2014) Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher, who registered 11 sacks this season, has been added to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for Haloti Ngata of the Ravens.

Ngata's absence is for personal reasons and is not injury related. He and his wife are expecting their third child.


NFL reveals defensive selections for Pro Bowl


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/27/2013) The NFL unveiled the roster for the 2014 Pro Bowl Friday, the first in league history with selections determined with regard to conerence. The defensive Pro Bowl selections, as chosen by fan vote as well as coaches and players, are broken down by position as follows, with the teams to be selected Jan. 22 via televised draft.

Defensive end: Greg Hardy, Panthers; Cameron Jordan, Saints; Robert Quinn, Rams; Cameron Wake, Dolphins; J.J. Watt, Texans; Mario Williams, Bills.

Interior lineman: Gerald McCoy, Buccaneers; Haloti Ngata, Ravens; Dontari Poe, Chiefs; Justin Smith, 49ers; Ndamukong Suh, Lions; Kyle Williams, Bills.

Outside linebacker: John Abraham, Cardinals; Ahmad Brooks, 49ers; Tamba Hali, Chiefs; Justin Houston, Chiefs; Robert Mathis, Colts; Terrell Suggs, Ravens.

Inside/middle linebacker: NaVorro Bowman, 49ers; Vontaze Burfict, Bengals; Luke Kuechly, Panthers; Patrick Willis, 49ers.

Cornerback: Brandon Flowers, Chiefs; Brent Grimes, Dolphins; Joe Haden, Browns; Patrick Peterson, Cardinals; Darrelle Revis, Buccaneers; Richard Sherman, Seahawks; Aqib Talib, Patriots; Alterraun Verner,Titans.

Free safety: Jairus Byrd, Bills; Earl Thomas, Seahawks; Eric Weddle, Chargers.
Strong safety: Eric Berry, Chiefs; Kam Chancellor, Seahawks; Troy Polamalu, Steelers.


Run stuffer Haloti Ngata active


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/24/2013) Ravens defensive lineman Haloti Ngata, who missed Week 11 with a knee injury, is active for Week 12 against the Jets. He missed practice Wednesday and Thursday but was able to practice in a limited capacity Friday.

Top Ravens defensive players questionable for Sunday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) Three premier Ravens defenders have been deemed questionable for the Week 12 game against the Jets. All were limited in practice on Friday. They are nose tackle Haloti Ngata (knee), linebacker Daryl Smith (thigh) and cornerback Lardarius Webb (abs).

Ailing Haloti Ngata does little at Friday practice


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2013) Ravens nose tackle Haloti Ngata (knee) was back on the practice field Friday, but did little to indicate during the media availability portion that he'll be returing to game action Sunday against the Jets. He was not involved in team or individual drills, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Ngata was inactive for the Week 11 game in Chicago.