Ngata announced his retirement from the NFL on Monday, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Selected 12th overall in the 2006 draft, Ngata played nine seasons in Baltimore, three in Detroit and one in Philadelphia. He had 519 tackles and 32.5 sacks in 180 regular-season games, including three straight seasons (2011-13) with at least five sacks for the Ravens. Ngata was a first-team All-Pro in two of those three years and earned five consecutive Pro Bowl selections from 2009 to 2013. The Eagles are left without much depth at defensive tackle behind the impressive starting duo of Fletcher Cox and Malik Jackson.
Ngata contributed 17 tackles, one sack, one pass breakup and one forced fumble over 13 games in 2018.
Ngata assumed the smallest role of his career in his age-34 season, averaging just over 28 defensive snaps per contest while rotating in behind a number of other talented defensive linemen. His stat line showed it, too, and Ngata will now become an unrestricted free agent in March.
Ngata (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
Ngata was initially listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt against New Orleans due to a knee injury but appears to have gotten fully healthy. The veteran defensive tackle will slot into Philadelphia's starting lineup as long as Timmy Jernigan (lower back) remains sidelined.
Ngata (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Ngata is nursing a knee injury of undisclosed severity, and his status for Week 11 remains uncertain. If the veteran is ultimately unable to suit up, the Eagles will be left with T.Y. McGill as their only healthy right defensive tackle for Sunday's tilt against New Orleans.
Ngata (calf) is active for Sunday's game against the Jaguars in London.
Ngata practiced throughout the week while nursing the calf injury, turning in limited sessions Wednesday and Thursday before upgrading to full participation Friday. With his calf apparently responding well to pre-game activity, Ngata should fill his usual role as a starting defensive tackle alongside Fletcher Cox. The tackle tandem will look to stuff up a Jacksonville running attack that now features Carlos Hyde to complement starter T.J. Yeldon, who continues to fill in for the injured Leonard Fournette (hamstring).
Ngata (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Ngata will travel with the team to London, but the veteran's Week 8 availability will be a game-time decision, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. If Ngata is unable to suit up, expect Bruce Hector to slot into the starting defensive lineup Sunday.
Ngata (calf) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
Ngata will miss his third straight game, so Treyvon Hester will continue to see defensive snaps with Bruce Hector, who re-signed with Philly on Friday, expected to get some work as well. Ngata has six tackles (four solo) and one sack this season.
Ngata (calf) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Coach Doug Pederson said Ngata is considered day-to-day after limited practice participation this week, so it seems as though he could be a game-time decision come Sunday. The Eagles also signed Bruce Hector to bolster their depth at defensive tackle, which isn't a positive sign for Ngata's status.
Ngata (calf) has been ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Giants.
Ngata was questionable last week against the Vikings with this calf injury and ultimately didn't play. The Oregon product will not play Thursday either, after not being able to log a practice during the short week. Fellow defensive tackles Destiny Vaeao and/or Treyvon Hester will likely have to step up in Ngata's absence.
Ngata (calf) is listed as questionable for Philadelphia's Week 5 contest against the Vikings, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Ngata logged two full practices Wednesday and Thursday before a limited session Friday, thus raising concern for his Week 5 availability. If Ngata were to miss time Sunday, Destiny Vaeao could see an increase in work.
Ngata will start at defensive tackle for the Eagles on Thursday, Kelsey Conway of the Falcons' official site reports.
Ngata was named as the starter after Timmy Jernigan (lower back) was placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list. He isn't a viable IDP asset at this time, however, as Ngata hasn't topped 32 tackles since the 2013 season and doesn't carry much of a pass rush.
Ngata (biceps) had one assisted tackle in Thursday's preseason game against the Patriots.
Ngata played 22 defensive snaps in the contest, a slight bump from the nine snaps played in the preseason opener. The veteran defensive tackle was sidelined for spring workouts due to the torn biceps he suffered last October, but he currently appears fully healthy.
Ngata (biceps) didn't participate in the Eagles' offseason workout program, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.
Ngata suffered a torn biceps last October and is now more than seven months removed from surgery. While the Eagles have no incentive to rush the veteran defensive tackle back into action, there's no guarantee he'll be ready to go in time for training camp in late July.
Ngata remains in recovery from the torn biceps that prematurely ended his 2017 season, Zach Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.
Ngata, who hasn't played a full 16-game slate since 2011, lasted just five games into the 2017 season before being placed on injured reserve. Since the sort of injury he's dealing with is typically accompanied by a four-to-six month recovery, Ngata should be closing in on a full recovery in the near future. While the veteran defensive tackle seems likely to miss the Eagles' voluntary workouts this month, there's optimism he'll be a full go in time for mandatory workouts in June.
The Eagles are in line to sign Ngata, NJ.com reports.
After having acquired Michael Bennett in a deal with the Seahawks, the Eagles continue to bolster their defensive line by adding Ngata, who played five games for the Lions in 2017 before sustaining a season-ending biceps injury. Ngata likely profiles as a rotational player for Philadelphia, but the 6-foot-4, 340-pounder (who turned 34 in January) can still provide a sturdy interior presence while holding his own against the run.
Ngata (biceps) said he intends to continue his playing career in 2018, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports. "I think if I finished the year healthy I would have been a little closer to probably retiring, but I want to finish the season so I think I want to keep on playing," the veteran said.
The Lions were among the best in the league at defending the run with Ngata in the lineup this season, as the unit allowed just 74.6 rushing yards per game prior to the veteran tearing his biceps in Week 5 compared to 129.7 yards per game thereafter. Thus, it seems the soon to be 34-year-old has plenty left in the tank despite his advanced age. However, Ngata will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year and isn't guaranteed to remain in the same Detroit system if he does in fact continue his playing career in 2018.
Ngata will undergo surgery on his torn bicep Thursday and has been given a recovery timetable of four months, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Ngata was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with some optimism, but the announcement of surgery Thursday effectively ends the star defensive tackle's season. The 33-year-old had considered retirement after last season, and this serious of an injury may be enough for him to officially call it a career. Ngata has recorded 53 tackles (33 solo) and six sacks over his three years with the Lions.
The Lions placed Ngata on injured reserve Wednesday with a biceps injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Ngata picked up the injury in the first half of the Lions' Week 5 loss to the Panthers, resulting in the defensive tackle's early removal from the contest. The move to IR means that he'll be sidelined for at least the next eight weeks, but a source close to the situation has already informed Birkett that Ngata's biceps issue is serious enough to require season-ending surgery. The injury could spell the end of the road for the 33-year-old Ngata, a five-time Pro Bowler who had previously considered retirement after last season. The Lions signed fellow defensive tackle Caraun Reid to fill Ngata's spot on the 53-man roster.
Ngata sustained an elbow injury in Sunday's loss to the Panthers and didn't return, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Ngata was initially tabbed as questionable to return but never returned to the sideline and was eventually ruled out. Akeem Spence and Jeremiah Ledbetter rotated in at defensive tackle in Ngata's absence.
Ngata (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.
Ngata sat out practice Friday, typically an ominous sign for a player's availability on Sunday. Fortunately for the Lions, Ngata will suit up and will try to slow down former MVP Cam Newton and the Panthers offense.