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Haloti Ngata traded to Detroit Lions from Ravens

ALLEN PARK —Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has been traded to the Detroit Lions from Baltimore according to the Ravens. 

Ngata, a five-time Pro Bowler, has spent all nine of his NFL seasons in Baltimore.

He will fill the void left by Ndamukong Suh who signed with the Dolphins as a free agent for six years and $114 million.

Ngata was the ninth highest graded 3-4 defensive end last season and has never finished a season with a negative grade, per Pro Football Focus.

He was traded after the Ravens were unable to restructure his contract for 2015 which was for $8.5 million with a $16 million salary cap hit. His contract will count $8.5 million against the Lions' salary cap.

The Lions will not confirm the deal until a physical is complete.

Peter KIng of Sports Illustrated reports the Lions will send fourth- and fifth-round picks to Baltimore.

Ngata was suspended for the final four games last season for violating the league’s policy on performance-enhancing substances. 

He was a first-round pick in 2006 out of Oregon.

Ngati won the Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens when Teryl Austin was the Ravens’ secondary coach and Jim Caldwell was the offensive coordinator.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

desperate move or Genius on mayhew's part. We shall see....Giving up a 4rth and 5th rd pick and aquiring a 7th from baltimore does not equate well for the Lions. Only two 7th rd players on the Lions roster, since mayhew has been the g.m....

5:46 PM 

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