Former Lions DT Haloti Ngata intends to sign a one-year deal with Eagles
13 March 2018 Eagles News
The Eagles defensive line just keeps on getting scarier. Today, former Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has decided where he will be playing next season and that is for the defending World Champion Philadelphia Eagles.
Ngata spent the last three seasons in Detroit, where he was a key mentor on the team for younger players and a key contributor to their defense, especially against the run. With the Eagles most likely losing Beau Allen, Ngata is a fitting replacement.
Former Lions’ DT Haloti Ngata intends to sign a one-year deal with Eagles, per @mortreport and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
In his career, Ngata has played in 167 games, making 499 tackles, 31.5 sacks, 6 forced fumbles, 5 fumble recoveries and 5 interceptions. He also has 27 career pass breakups. Ngata has been able to sustain production as he career went on, which is good news for the Eagles. And, the even better news is that the luxury of playing for the Eagles will allow him to take on a much lesser workload. By having a lesser workload, he will be able to play harder for his snaps, giving the Eagles a constant rotation of fresh and scary defensive linemen.
The Eagles signed a lot of players last season to one-year deals, like Alshon Jeffrey and Patrick Robinson, and for the some of them, they became some of the best players on the team. Hopefully signing Ngata adds key depth and a great player in the locker room.