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Haloti Ngata: Ray Rice would be a 'great addition' to the Lions
by Igor Mello |

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 |

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

"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."

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DT Haloti Ngata says he'd like to sign extension with Lions
by Larry Hartstein |

Newly acquired defensive tackle Haloti Ngata said at his introductory news conference that he'd like to sign an extension with the Lions, reports 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.

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Ravens trade DT Haloti Ngata to Lions for picks
by R.J. White |

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 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.

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Ravens' Harbaugh: I believe a deal with Haloti Ngata will get done
by Igor Mello |

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.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2006Baltimore Ravens163113.018116060.06001
2007Baltimore Ravens166343.0203000.0002
2008Baltimore Ravens165543.0121284.0705
2009Baltimore Ravens143525.0101.5000.0001
2010Baltimore Ravens166346.0175.5000.0005
2011Baltimore Ravens166436.0285000.0005
2012Baltimore Ravens145133.0185000.0001
2013Baltimore Ravens155223.0291.5000.0003
2014Baltimore Ravens123119.01222168.01307
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2006Baltimore Ravens1600000000
2007Baltimore Ravens1600100000
2008Baltimore Ravens1600000000
2009Baltimore Ravens1400101010
2010Baltimore Ravens1600001010
2011Baltimore Ravens16002032831
2012Baltimore Ravens1400000000
2013Baltimore Ravens1500000000
2014Baltimore Ravens1200200000
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