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Ravens place franchise tag on DT Haloti Ngata

Posted on: February 15, 2011 4:32 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Thanks to the contract Washington handed Albert Haynesworth (among others), 2011 is an expensive year to apply the franchise tag on a defensive tackle. But the Ravens don't seem to mind (for the moment), used their tag on Haloti Ngata.

The team announced the news on Tuesday afternoon via their official Twitter feed and also noted that "signing the two-time Pro Bowler long-term has been a top priority."

[Related: Franchise Tag Tracker]

Ngata, a dominant force on the Ravens' defensive line, registered 65 total tackles and 5.5 sacks in 2010. He now stands to make upwards of $12.50 million, which is a significant jump from the $7 million-ish that franchised defensive tackles made last season.

It's unsurprising that they used the tag -- it had been reported they would for some time now -- though, because Ngata is such a critical component of their defense.

Labor issues loom, of course, but expect the Ravens to lock Ngata up to a longer deal once the league gets pointed in the right direction again.

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Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2011 11:11 pm
 

Ravens place franchise tag on DT Haloti Ngata

This is one of the biggest no-brainers of the franchise tag this season. Ngata is possibly the best player in the league at any position and lockign him down was the biggest priority for the Ravens heading into the offseason. They'll use the time this buys to work out a longer term deal, and I guarantee Ngata isn't unhappy about the result considering the money he's getting and the knowledge that Ozzie Newsome plans to make him a Raven for life at pretty much any cost.


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