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Haloti Ngata was the guy playing defensive tackle on one good leg last year for the Ravens.
He's still rehabbing that sprained knee but should be ready for training camp in another month or so...
Ryan Mink of Ravens.com caught up with Haloti a few days ago for a status report on his rehab.
Just more than four months later, Ngata is coming back from the sprained knee that knocked him out of Super Bowl XLVII.
Ngata avoided offseason surgery, but he’s still got rehabbing to do. He was at Ravens Organized Team Activities (OTAs) throughout this week, doing individual drills and strengthening exercises.
“I’m not in awesome shape, but I barely started running again because of my knee,” Ngata said. “My knee is probably 80 percent right now. Right now I’m not where I want to be, but I’ll definitely get there when camp comes along.”
Ngata came into training camp 10 pounds heavier last season, committed to playing at a higher weight. He said he felt weak the previous year because of his lighter frame.
Ngata didn’t have any specific weight goals for this season. His primary objective is to avoid the doctor.
“I want to try to focus on having an injury-free year,” Ngata said. “I know that’s tough for any player. The way I train will definitely help.”
Ngata missed two games last year due to nagging knee and shoulder injuries. He played through pain the previous season as well. He still recorded 51 tackles and five sacks, earning a fourth-straight Pro Bowl. But he wasn’t as dominant as in past years.
“I want to get better at everything,” he said. “I want to be a better run stopper. Our defense was pretty low, I think, for our standards of run stopping. I want to be a better pass rusher.”
Ngata thinks he will be able to stay healthier and be more productive because of the depth the Ravens have on the defensive line this year. They signed free agents Chris Canty and Marcus Spears, and drafted defensive tackle Brandon Williams in the third round.
“We have so many guys, and I’m just excited about it,” Ngata said. “I can go out and play and not worry about who’s out there. I can go out there fully rested.”
BEST OF MAXIM
After days of foreshadowing, the Baltimore Ravens have cut Pro Bowl fullback Vonta Leach.
The team announced the move on their official Twitter account.
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Fullback Vonta Leach says his time with the Baltimore Ravens is over.
Leach made the Pro Bowl in both his seasons with Baltimore and played a significant role in helping the Ravens win the Super Bowl in February.
But the Ravens and the 31-year-old could not work out an agreement on his salary this season, so Leach expects to be cut or traded in the days ahead.
He tweeted on Monday...
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Could you imagine Flacco addressing his teammates before a game with a fiery and emotional sermon? Nah, ain't gonna happen.
“You are the leader now, like it or not,” Bisciotti said to Flacco, via the team’s...
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Vonta Leach was released Tuesday by the Baltimore Ravens, who failed to agree on a restructured contract with the All-Pro fullback.
Leach was an integral part of a running game that helped the Ravens become champions last season. Paving the way for standout halfback Ray Rice, Leach made the Pro Bowl in each of his two seasons with Baltimore and was a key figure in the locker room...
According to the Baltimore Sun, the Ravens are expected to release or trade FB Vonta Leach and the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on a restructured contract.
The Ravens’ front office reportedly worked aggressively to get a deal worked out with Leach, but they’ve been unable to make progress in recent weeks.
Leach, 31, has a $3 million base salary for the upcoming...
It was reported today that the Baltimore Ravens are looking to part ways with fullback Vonta Leach if the two sides are unable to come to a contract restructure. Leach is unlikely to take the pay cut, and it is also unlikely that a team will trade for a $3 million fullback (the amount that Leach is owed for this upcoming season). The Ravens have let Leach know that he will be either...
With the use of a true fullback decreasing around the NFL, the Baltimore Ravens were unable to trade prized lead blocker Vonta Leach.
So after still not being able to restructure his contract, the Ravens have cut Leach according to Pro Football Talk.
Leach was due a $3 million base salary for the 2013 season, which was the final year of a three-year deal he signed with Baltimore...
The Baltimore Ravens have lost several of their leaders to free agency, trade and retirement this offseason. Ray Lewis has been the clear-cut leader of the team for over a decade, and Baltimore’s locker room is sure to be much quieter with guys like him and Ed Reed no longer around. That’s why Ravens owner [...]
The Baltimore Ravens are now searching for leadership after the retirement of the great Ray Lewis, and Ed Reed taking his services to Houston.
Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti didn’t have to look far to find his teams new leader though, and after signing quarterback Joe Flacco to a $100 million contract, Bisciotti let Flacco know that the role is now.
“You are the leader now, like...
According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, free agent quarterback JaMarcus Russell says he has an upcoming try out with the Baltimore Ravens.
While working out for the Bears last week, JaMarcus Russell told people he has an upcoming tryout with the SB champion Ravens.
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) June 10, 2013
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Apparently the tryout with the Baltimore Ravens didn’t work out for Tino Sunseri. That won’t deter him from following his dream. Even it it takes him to the Great White North. Cue it up:
Can’t believe there was never an actual video made.
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So how is it going. Apparently well, but...