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Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal

Posted on: September 20, 2011 3:59 pm
Edited on: September 20, 2011 4:13 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

We mentioned earlier that the deadline to extend players given the franchise tag was rapidly approaching -- we also mentioned a report that the Ravens and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata were closing in on a "blockbuster" deal. That deal is done and the two sides have reached a five-year deal.

"It just feels awesome," Ngata in a statement released by the team.  "I won’t have to worry about my family, my kids, with money problems.  Hopefully, I can continue to do well for the Ravens now and it’s a good deal for them."

It's a better deal for Ngata -- Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times reports that the contract will pay Ngata $40 million in guaranteed money over the first two years of the deal, which is absolutely stunning, even for an impact defensive player of Ngataga's standards.

"Haloti’s re-signing is significant as we push to win consistently and battle for championships," Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said Tuesday.

The Ravens and Ngata had reportedly been working on a deal for some time now, but the talks cooled until Tuesday, when negotiations between the two sides picked up serious steam and eventually resulted in the deal.

"We've been talking, but didn’t want it to be real public and in the media," said Ngata. "We just wanted to make sure we don’t put too much emotion into it and make sure we got the right deal."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 9:47 am
 

Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal



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Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: September 21, 2011 4:00 pm
 

Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal

They finally get the deal done? Wow!



Since: Aug 14, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 3:22 pm
 

Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal

Now he will get fat, dumb and happy....oh wait, he is already there....



Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: September 21, 2011 7:08 am
 

Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal

THAT'S THE BIGGEST QUARTERBACK I'VE EVER SEEN!!!!



Since: Nov 1, 2006
Posted on: September 21, 2011 2:31 am
 

Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal

I was happy as can be to hear of extending Ngata to a long-term contract.  As a Ravens fan, it's a no-brainer.  As a secondary Beaver fan to Terps only, I don't dislike the Ducks as a true Beav fan would.  Heck, I love the state of Oregon almost as much as Maryland.  ; )   

Go Ravens, Win Baltimore!   Haloti Ngata!  I hope he can retire as a Baltimore Raven, as I believe Ray-Ray and Ed Reed will.   Wow, what a HoF w/ these Ravens!   So soon!   



Since: Dec 21, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2011 11:43 pm
 

Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal

just be carefull bro! beautiful signing but last time i got too cocky and bought a jersey for Baltimore he went to jail (Ray). of course he didn't do what was accused! Still my favorite player but he shoudve been highest payed D player. And then there is my boy Patrick Willis....



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: September 20, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Haloti Ngata, Ravens reach five-year deal

Too bad he wasn't able to do "Ngata" against the Titans...bahahahahahaha



Since: Sep 11, 2009
Posted on: September 20, 2011 8:26 pm
 

Cut Harbaugh...

One #1 draft pick signed...but another blown up/destroyed by Harbs. Jimmy Smith is done for the year...high ankle sprain on the first play of the first game of the year...on SPECIAL TEAMS PLAY!!! Gosh Harbs, do you always blow up your most precious commodity (CBs) on special teams play? With a kicker like Cundiff who could kick it far enough for a touchback in Yellowstone? When will Harbs lose his giddy obsession with special team's play and grow up and become a HEAD COACH, with head coach/executive thinking? Mr. Bisciotti and 2 million Raven's fans are dying to know?


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