34-Year Old Defensive Tackle Haloti Ngata Signs With Eagles
It’s been a busy Tuesday for the Philadelphia Eagles. The day began with left tackle Lane Johnson restructuring his contract to give the Eagles some cap relief. Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata signs with the Eagles for a one-year deal.
The Eagles expect to lose Beau Allen in free agency. The team wasted no time finding his replacement. With Lane restructuring his contract the team is now hopeful of retaining defensive end Vinny Curry. If that remains true, this could form one of the most profound defensive lines in NFL history.
The Rich Continue To Get Richer
Ngata began his career in Baltimore after being drafted 12th overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. Ngata would go on to become one of the better defensive tackles in the league. During his eight seasons in Baltimore Ngata was a five-time Pro Bowler. Ngata would earn NFL first-team All-Pro honors twice. He also helped the Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII.
Ngata got traded to the Detroit Lions during the 2015 offseason. He then resigned with the team in 2016 on a two-year deal. In his final season in Detroit, Ngata suffered a season-ending biceps injury in Week 5. In his five starts, he recorded two sacks, seven tackles, and one pass deflection.
Another Defensive Line Addition
Ngata Turned 34 in January but still can be a nice addition. He spent the majority of his career in the Ravens 3-4 defense but made the switch to the 4-3 in Detroit. In his career, Ngata has recorded 31.5 sacks and five interceptions.
He now joins a unit that already features Fletcher Cox, Timmy Jernigan, Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett just to name a few. A great run stopper at 6-4 340 pounds the Eagles will be looking to retain their Super Bowl title as the league’s best run defense.
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