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Haloti Ngata slims down to 325

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There’s been lots of talk that when the lockout is over and training camps start, players will show up overweight and out of shape, thanks to a lack of team-organized conditioning work. But one of the heaviest players in the league is planning to report to camp looking slimmer than he has in years.

Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata says he’s dropped 25 pounds and is weighing it at a svelte (by his standards) 325. And he says the lack of organized team activities actually gave him more time to work out and whip his body into shape.

I was able to work out more,” Ngata told the Baltimore Sun. “I’ve been running and working out six days a week. I’m more focused in my workouts, and I feel quicker and stronger. The weight loss and the quickness are definitely noticeable.”

Ngata and his family live in Utah during the offseason, and he said that in past offseasons, flying back and forth between home and Baltimore for minicamps and OTAs actually contributed to his weight gain because it was harder to maintain a healthy diet when traveling.

Now that he’s had an offseason of getting himself into shape, Ngata is eager for the lockout to end.

“Hopefully, we can get a deal done and we can get back to work,” he said. “They’ll get one done because the players love this game, the owners love this game and so do the fans.”

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25 Responses to “Haloti Ngata slims down to 325”
  1. mrklutch says: Jun 24, 2011 3:05 PM

    Flat-out stud on the d-line.

  2. hoobsher says: Jun 24, 2011 3:09 PM

    not much ‘slimming down’ done, then, technically.

  3. wwwfella says: Jun 24, 2011 3:11 PM

    i applaud him. Do you know how much energy it takes to consistently move that much girth?

  4. berniemadoffsides says: Jun 24, 2011 3:14 PM

    Imagine losing 25 pounds and you STILL weigh 325…? lol

    He’s a monster, though. I hope all of the NFL players took advantage of the time they’ve had since March.

  5. daytonaken says: Jun 24, 2011 3:14 PM

    Haloti Ngata is an easy guy to root for.

  6. chargerdillon says: Jun 24, 2011 3:15 PM

    Good job Tubby!

    (Yes I am an internet tough guy and I would never call Ngata anything other than Sir or Mister Ngata)

    TUBBY! *runs and hides*

  7. sj39 says: Jun 24, 2011 3:17 PM

    Beast.

  8. schmitty2 says: Jun 24, 2011 3:18 PM

    The Raven’s D-line just got much better they they already were

  9. steelertom says: Jun 24, 2011 3:23 PM

    ngata is a bad man. would love to have him on my team. which pains me to say it cause we all know that wont happen. he is down right scary.

  10. jakek2 says: Jun 24, 2011 3:38 PM

    Ngata is an animal. One thing though and I’m wondering if I’m the only one with this opinion.

    Don’t defensive players look more “beastial” when they are wearing defensive-type facemasks? When they wear WR/RB type masks like the one Ngata or a guy like Peko wears, I think it takes something away from their auras. Very nitpicky I know but I think Ngata would look much meaner if he sported Ray Lew’s mask.

  11. ravenschick says: Jun 24, 2011 3:42 PM

    Ngata is already amazingly quick and freakishly agile for a big guy. Watch out NFL!

    We love you Haloti!

  12. t16rich says: Jun 24, 2011 3:43 PM

    yeah. this guy is amazing. he’s in the top 20 players forsure. i cant wait to see his segmant on top 100. not even a ravens fan but i love watching their players.

  13. berniemadoffsides says: Jun 24, 2011 3:46 PM

    @ jakek2:

    Chris Canty on the Giants has a facemask that should only be worn in the “Friday the 13th” movies…

  14. juststeel says: Jun 24, 2011 3:49 PM

    A stud, without him the Ravens are average.

  15. jamaltimore says: Jun 24, 2011 4:43 PM

    as long as he keeps breaking ben rapin’s nose he can weigh whatver he wants!

  16. 52crabcakes says: Jun 24, 2011 4:46 PM

    Opposing offenses are think – HOLY NGATA!

  17. ahostiletakeover says: Jun 24, 2011 4:50 PM

    This will improve his already improved (as of last year) pass rushing abilities. Wouldn’t be surprised if he notches 10 sacks this year. offensive lines beware, “Ngata in my house!” Haloti bellowed to the opposing baackfield (sorry just had to haha)

  18. backuppunter says: Jun 24, 2011 5:08 PM

    what a monster, they won’t beat the steelers though

  19. humptyfratz says: Jun 24, 2011 5:14 PM

    This year’s crop of the Ravens’ opposing quarterbacks are now praying for no football this year…

    Ngata – faster? Oh s**t…

  20. mikeschuler22 says: Jun 24, 2011 5:38 PM

    @berniemadoffsides

    Easily the sickest facemask in the NFL IMO.

  21. myspaceyourface says: Jun 24, 2011 6:26 PM

    He is the reason Ray Lewis continues to get to the Pro Bowl. Just compare the years Lewis had an ALL PRO D linemen in front of him vs. the years he didn’t.

  22. descendency says: Jun 24, 2011 8:29 PM

    A slimmer, faster Ngata???

    Hide your Quarterbacks.

  23. momar3000 says: Jun 24, 2011 8:54 PM

    @myspaceyourface

    hmm who won the 2003 Defensive MVP? The middle linebacker playing on the leagues youngest team with no pro bowl defensive linemen.

    52, but he forgives you cause he’s religious like that.

  24. jcdavey2011 says: Jun 25, 2011 1:05 AM

    i’m not a ravens fan, but that’s great, i am worried that there will be more injuries than normal due to players not being in their usual shape, but hopefully they’ll be more like ngata

  25. stuartscottslefteye says: Jun 25, 2011 4:32 PM

    Guy is a beast, always giving 100%. I’ve seen him running full blast in the defensive secondary chasing down tight ends. Back up the Brinks truck – he deserves it.

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