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Haloti Ngata Traded to Lions

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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Detroit Lions have traded for Baltimore Ravens NT Haloti Ngata. After losing Ndamukong Suh, the Lions were in need of a playmaker and depth on their defensive line.

Haloti Ngata traded to the Detroit Lions (Picture from NFL. com)

Haloti Ngata, who was drafted 12th overall by the Baltimore Ravens, will now be suiting up in Detroit. Entering his 10th season, Ngata has racked up, 25.5 sacks, 445 combined tackles, 29 passes defended, and 5 interceptions, including 2 last year.

The Detroit Lions gave up a 4th and 5th round draft pick for the talented defensive tackle. Ngata was suspended for the final 4 games of the 2014 regular season for Adderall use, but was able to return during the Ravens playoff run.

Ngata will try to fill the void that Suh left in the Lions’ defensive line (Picture from the Baltimoresun.com)

 

This trade makes a lot of sense for both teams, as the Ravens needed to clear up some cap space, and the Detroit Lions needed to have someone to try to fill the gaping hole that Ndamukong Suh left when he signed with the Miami Dolphins. Ngata is still a player that can produce results, as he is a player that demands a double team,  and can help in run defense. The Detroit Lions have taken a big step into help filling a void left by Ndamukong Suh, I would expect them to get more pieces through free agency, and the draft.

– Ryan Swindlehurst

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photo credit: cbssports.com

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