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Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal

Posted on: September 20, 2011 3:59 pm
Edited on: September 20, 2011 4:13 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

We mentioned earlier that the deadline to extend players given the franchise tag was rapidly approaching -- we also mentioned a report that the Ravens and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata were closing in on a "blockbuster" deal. That deal is done and the two sides have reached a five-year deal.

"It just feels awesome," Ngata in a statement released by the team.  "I won’t have to worry about my family, my kids, with money problems.  Hopefully, I can continue to do well for the Ravens now and it’s a good deal for them."

It's a better deal for Ngata -- Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times reports that the contract will pay Ngata $40 million in guaranteed money over the first two years of the deal, which is absolutely stunning, even for an impact defensive player of Ngataga's standards.

"Haloti’s re-signing is significant as we push to win consistently and battle for championships," Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Tuesday.

The Ravens and Ngata had reportedly been working on a deal for some time now, but the talks cooled until Tuesday, when negotiations between the two sides picked up serious steam and eventually resulted in the deal.

"We've been talking, but didn’t want it to be real public and in the media," said Ngata. "We just wanted to make sure we don’t put too much emotion into it and make sure we got the right deal."

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Comments

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:24 pm
 

Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal

'HOLA' Ngata...get paid! Go Ducks!



Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2011 7:04 pm
 

Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal

     GREAT signing by the Ravens!  Time for me to go out and get a Ngata jersey.



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2011 5:35 pm
 

Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal

Just think, the redskins signed haynesworth to a cool 100 mil. Great signing by the Ravens.



Since: Apr 26, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2011 5:27 pm
 

Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal

Steeler fan here. Two words, THIS SUCKS! This guy is a juggernaut, damn! :(



Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 5:22 pm
 

Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal

Say what you want about the coaches and players but the Ravens have the best owner and general manager in all of pro sports. They can sign their top players to contracts without hurting the team financially and still will have cap room to sign more key players that will help the team down the road.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 4:49 pm
 

Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal

It is a total nut shot to me that Baltimore had the pick before the Eagles and got Ngata.  While we got Bunkley who we traded to Cleveland for a 5th round pick.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: September 20, 2011 4:44 pm
 

Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal

This guy is a MONSTER and he's only 27...great job by the Ravens to lock him up for the rest of his prime.



Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2011 4:44 pm
 

Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal

Outstanding signing by the Ravens brass! Locking up one of the best defensive linemen in the NFL in the prime of his career. This guy is a freakin beast! 


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