Ngata (quad) is active for Monday's tilt against the Cowboys. Ngata was limited in practice Thursday but register full participations on Friday and Saturday. He isn't expected to be limited in any fashion in Monday's game, where he'll start at defensive tackle alongside Tyrunn Walker.
Ngata (shoulder) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans, Kyle Meinke of the MLive Media Group reports. Ngata will miss his third consecutive game Sunday as he continues to deal with the shoulder issue. His next opportunity to return will be Week 9 versus the Vikings.
Ngata (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against Houston, Time Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports. Ngata missed last week's game against the Redskins and was limited in practice this past week. A return Sunday would put him at the early end of his initial 2-3 week timetable for recovery.
Ngata (shoulder) will not play Sunday against the Redskins, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports. Ngata was given a 2-3 week timetable for return prior to missing last week's game. Thus, there's evidently optimism he could return in Week 8.
Ngata (shoulder) is expected to be out 2-to-3 weeks, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reports. Ngata suffered from the injury in Sunday's game against the Eagles, and it ends up being a huge blow for Detroit's defense, as they will be without their top defensive tackle for at least the next two games. Expect backups Khyri Thornton and A'Shawn Robinson to see more time on the field in Ngata's absence.