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.
The veteran assumed the smallest role of his career in Ngata's 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 defensive 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).
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