Ravens Free Agency Primer

The Baltimore Ravens head into this year’s free agency period with a number of questions and limited cap space. While they have already acted to free up some space by cutting ties with Jacoby Jones and Chris Canty, the Ravens are still only $3-5 million dollars under the current cap that is expected to rise to $143 million this season. That will give the Ravens some more wiggle...
Via Pro Football Spot
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Baltimore Ravens pass up on this d-lineman in free agency?

In a league where the rules are heavily tilted in the favor of the offense, there aren’t a lot of ways for the defense to fight back. All too often, their role in a game is to slow down the bleeding, not stop it. Dominating on that side of the ball has become more and more rare. But that doesn’t mean it can’t happen. In fact, we’ve seen a few examples in recent years where...
Via cover32 - Ravens
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens May Have No Choice But to Cut Defensive Tackle Haloti Ngata

Ever since being drafted by Baltimore in the first round back in 2006, Haloti Ngata has been the rock of the Ravens defense. To be more precise, at his size (6'4" and 340 pounds) it may be more accurate to call him the boulder of the defense. At one point last year he led the Ravens with two interceptions and finished the season tied with C.J. Mosley for the team lead (2).His value...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens are turning over their roster, bigtime

Veterans released so far: Reggie Bush, DeAngelo Williams, Jacoby Jones, AJ Hawk, Mathias Kiwanuka. More to come, too; maybe Haloti Ngata.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 26, 2015Jamison Hensley, ESPN:Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has been suspended for the rest of the regular season for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances...
Via Patriots Life
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Discussing a few potential Browns free agents

One of the more frustrating things that happens this time of year is the window shopping of free agents for the Cleveland Browns. It’s just too enticing to look at a name — usually one you know — and think about how it slots into the depth chart of the Cleveland Browns. There’s a reason that free agency is one of the least efficient ways to build an NFL football team. Obviously...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Haloti Ngata, Percy Harvin, Bengals, Jets, Ravens & Redskins

  Haloti Ngata Jason La Canfora suspects that, “barring some significant progress“, NT Haloti Ngata has played his last game with the Ravens. Percy Harvin Jason La Canfora discusses the permutations surrounding WR Percy Harvin, whom the Jets have until March 19th to decide on. La Canfora hears that Harvin will not take a pay cut, and thus, he will be owed $10.5 million...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens slip in the latest Power Rankings

The offseason is only unofficially upon us, as teams have made coaching and front office changes, released players to create cap space, made decisions on their own pending free agents, and started evaluating draft prospects. As a result, teams look slightly different now than they did when the regular season ended. And that means it’s time to once again grade each franchise in...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Baltimore Ravens make “very good offer” to DT Haloti Ngata

The Baltimore Ravens may be getting closer to keeping Haltoti Ngata where he belongs. Source says #Ravens have made "very good offer'' to prospective UFA NT Haloti Ngata, who is 31 and was suspended 4 games last season. — Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) February 24, 2015 As it presently stands Ngata would be a $16M cap hit for the Ravens next year, but it’s unlikely Baltimore wants...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Have Reportedly Made Haloti Ngata A “Very Good Offer”

ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Ravens have extended DL Haloti Ngata “very good offer.” The Ravens find themselves in a tough cap position right now, and Ngata will count $16 million against the Ravens’ 2015 salary cap, which is the highest figure for anyone on Baltimore’s roster. Ngata clearly represents the easiest form of cap relief for the Ravens, which has led...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Baltimore Ravens Are Uncertain About Haloti Ngata’s Future

View image | gettyimages.com It is no question that in his 10 years with the Baltimore Ravens, Haloti Ngata has had success both with the team and in his personal career. A Super Bowl champion, five-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time All-Pro, Ngata’s contributions to Baltimore has helped to establish the Ravens as one of the premier teams in the league. For the 31 year old...
Via TopSportsReport
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Confident That They’ll Sign Haloti Ngata To A Contract Extension

Ravens HC John Harbaugh made it clear that he fully expects them to get a long-term deal done with DL Haloti Ngata. “I’m real confident we can get that done. I really believe it will get done,” Harbaugh told WNST.net’s Luke Jones at the NFL combine. “I don’t have any doubt in my mind it’ll get done, but it’s got to get done. “He loves Baltimore. He loves the fans...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
13 days ago  |  Discuss

20 potential NFL salary cap casualties

More so than probably any other year during the salary cap era, the 2015 NFL offseason will likely feature a ton of veteran cuts due to inflated contracts and unsustainable cap situtions. From Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Johnon at wide receiver to Haloti Ngata and Tamba Hali on defense, here are 20 likely NFL salary cap casualties set to happen within the next few weeks. 1. Larry...
Via Sportsnaut
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Face Tough Offseason Decision With Ngata

The Ravens have historically worked hard to keep the players they value most in Baltimore until they retire, granted they come at the right price. Ray Lewis played his entire career in Baltimore from 1996-2012. Jonathon Ogden was here his entire career as well. However, the Ravens were also willing to let future Hall of Famer Ed Reed leave a couple years ago because they were not...
Via Pro Football Spot
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Key Ravens players headed for free agency

In 2014, the Baltimore Ravens found themselves in a familiar place playing in Foxboro for a chance to go to the AFC Championship. In 2015, the Ravens may find themselves in a similar scenario but with a very different deck of cards. Due to cap space and injuries, the business side of the sport may take its toll on several favorite core Ravens players. Dennis Pitta, 29, ended his...
Via Total Sports Live
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Tell Haloti Ngata to Take Pay Cut or Be Released

Haloti Ngata is 31 years old and due an $8.5 million base salary in 2015, and the combination of those two facts is leading to questions in Baltimore about whether Ngata will remain with the Ravens. The Baltimore Sun is reporting that the Ravens want to negotiate a new contract with Ngata, and that if they can’t get that done, Ngata will play for another team. Ngata, 31, has played...
Via Thacover2
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens May Have Some Leverage With DL Haloti Ngata In Regards To Reworking His Deal

Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun writes that the Ravens need to negotiate a contract extension with DL Haloti Ngata, if they want to target upgrades in free agency. Preston mentions that, unlike previous years, the Ravens now have some leverage when it comes to approaching Ngata about restructuring his contract. According to Preston, the Ravens are expected to meet with Ngata’s...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ravens Face Difficult Situation With DL Haloti Ngata

Jamison Hensley of ESPN writes that the Ravens will need to figure something out with DL Haloti Ngata, as he has a $16 million cap and Baltimore is in major need of some cap space. The Ravens can’t afford to keep Ngata around at that price and while there has been talk that the two sides could try to work out an extension, Hensley believes this is “far from a slam dunk....
Via NFL Trade Rumors
26 days ago  |  Discuss

What will Ravens do with Haloti Ngata in 2015 ?

Haloti is staying in shape this winter– he intends to be playing somewhere in the league (if not in Baltimore) for a lot of dough. The Ravens brain trust is huddled up in their Florida getaway with owner Sreve Bisciotti this week…and one big item on the agenda is whether they can restructure All-Pro tackle Haloti Ngata’s contract in 2015… Whether or not the Ravens can...
Via Ravens Football Machine
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Checklist To Win Includes Creating Space, Winning First Down

The New England Patriots should win Saturday against the Baltimore Ravens. However, it’s not always that easy. The Patriots appear to have the better roster from top to bottom, but that sometimes doesn’t make the biggest difference — especially in the playoffs. It’s all about matchups, and the Ravens do match up well in some areas. One of the things...
Via NESN.com
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Pees does masterful job with Ravens' depleted defense

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Drawing on the knowledge he gained over 35 years as a football coach, Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees showed his creativity and expertise this season in putting together a unit that sustained its hard-hitting reputation despite several key injuries and the suspension of Haloti Ngata. The Ravens enter Saturday's playoff game at New England with six defensive...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ravens Activate DT Haloti Ngata & Place LB Arthur Brown On I.R.

The Baltimore Ravens announced Friday that DT Haloti Ngata has been activated from the reserve/suspension list and LB Arthur Brown has been placed on season-ending injured reserve. Haloti Ngata has been moved to the active roster and ILB Arthur Brown has been put on season-ending injured reserve. — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 2, 2015 Ngata was suspended four games for...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers: Four keys to beating the Ravens

The Pittsburgh Steelers are set to host the Baltimore Ravens for a playoff game on Wild Card weekend. Pittsburgh is the third seed in the AFC with a record of 11-5 while Baltimore is the sixth seed with a record of 10-6. This will be the third time that these teams meet this season. The Ravens and Steelers split the series during the regular season. The Ravens won the first match...
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January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ngata elated to be back with Ravens after suspension

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) Haloti Ngata is back on the field with the Baltimore Ravens after serving a four-game suspension for using the amphetamine Adderall. Ngata, a five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle, returns in time for Baltimore's playoff game Saturday night in Pittsburgh. The 30-year-old acknowledged Tuesday that he ''made a mistake'' by using a substance banned by the NFL....
Via AP on Fox
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Suspension of Ravens Haloti Ngata is over

Credit: Getty Images Haloti Ngata is now able to play for the Ravens. The defensive lineman was suspended four games for the use of Adderall. With the Ravens able to make the playoffs without him he is now free to return for a Wild Card match-up against the Steelers this weekend. Ngata rated favorably when he was on the field recording 32 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens, Flacco finish game on 28-3 run, Ngata’s absence felt

That game looked like it was going to go in a bad, bad direction. The Ravens started the game in a position where, offensively, they were going three-and-out like clockwork.  Meanwhile, defensively, they were finding it nearly impossible to stop Lamar Miller with Haloti Ngata out of the game, and only once the Dolphins crossed the 50-yard line did the defense get off the field...
Via cover32 - Ravens
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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