Ngata heads into his 12th NFL season with no health issues, Mike O'Hara of the team's official site reports.
The veteran defensive tackle wanted to make sure he was completely healthy heading into the new season and even underwent neurological exam to determine if he has sustained any brain damage over his career. The results showed no brain damage, according to the defensive tackle. "The brain is good to go...I wanted to make sure my head was good. He (the neurologist) said everything was pretty good - really good, actually...Just to make sure, with all things that are going on with the brain and stuff throughout the league, I don't want to have problems when I'm older", Ngata said. The defensive tackle missed some time last year due to calf and quad issues but still managed to record 22 tackles and 1.5 sacks through 13 games.
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 questionable to play Sunday against the Vikings, ESPN reports.
Ngata was able to participate in every practice this week, so he appears to be nearing a return from a shoulder injury.
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 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.
|4||10/1/17||@ MIN||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 7|
|9||11/6/17||@ GB||8:30 pm|
|11||11/19/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|13||12/3/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|14||12/10/17||@ TB||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|