Ozzie Newsome “hopeful” about Haloti Ngata extension

AP

Earlier this offseason, the Ravens reached agreements on new deals for linebacker Terrell Suggs, tight end Dennis Pitta, tackle Eugene Monroe and other veteran members of the squad.

There’s been talk about getting something done with defensive tackle Haloti Ngata as well, but nothing has materialized. General Manager Ozzie Newsome hasn’t given up hope that the longtime standout on the defensive line would follow Suggs’ lead and put pen to paper on a longer relationship with the team.

“We wanted two things from these contracts,” Newsome said, via the team’s website. “The first is to create some cap room and the other is to try and make sure these two players remained Ravens forever. We got ‘Sizzle’ done and we’re still hopeful with Haloti.”

Ngata is set to make $8.5 million this year and $8.5 million in 2015, with a cap hit of $16 million each season. Cutting that number down makes a lot of sense for the Ravens, but they’ll still have to find the right numbers to make Ngata feel the same way.

26 responses to “Ozzie Newsome “hopeful” about Haloti Ngata extension

  1. This is the real salary cap issue, not Joe Flacco’s cap-friendly deal. But, that will likely be overlooked and the Flacco trolls will come in and say “Joe Flacco’s the reason the Ravens can’t sign any players!”

  2. Manning is arguably the greatest , but his TEAM would be better if he took less than the bank breaking figure he got.

    What a legacy if Ngata says hey give me a couple of mil for the next 4 years and i’ll do what i can to make up for it with endorsements for the rest of my life becasue of the good will generated by his team first attitude.

    It’s outside the box thinking, but someone will take this path and his reputation will live on forever.

  3. Why dont Ravens fans understand that Flaccos contract is set up to be cap friendly the first 3 years than absolutely destructive the last 3?

    2016: $28,550,000
    2017: $31,150,000
    2018: $24,750,000

    Those are his real cap hits for those years. Sure the deal looks great through next year, but there is no defending it after that.

  4. Why dont Ravens fans understand that Flaccos contract is set up to be cap friendly the first 3 years than absolutely destructive the last 3?

    2016: $28,550,000
    2017: $31,150,000
    2018: $24,750,000

    Those are his real cap hits for those years. Sure the deal looks great through next year, but there is no defending it after that.
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    Those cap hits will never materialize, that’s what people don’t understand. Ozzie will redo the contract based on what Flacco is worth at that time. Geez people its not that difficult.

  5. “Why dont Ravens fans understand that Flaccos contract is set up to be cap friendly the first 3 years than absolutely destructive the last 3?”

    @Steeley McBeam the ravens will have to re work the deal the last few years. everyone knew this when he signed it.

  6. Why dont Ravens fans understand that Flaccos contract is set up to be cap friendly the first 3 years than absolutely destructive the last 3?

    2016: $28,550,000
    2017: $31,150,000
    2018: $24,750,000

    Those are his real cap hits for those years. Sure the deal looks great through next year, but there is no defending it after that.
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    “Those cap hits will never materialize, that’s what people don’t understand. Ozzie will redo the contract based on what Flacco is worth at that time. Geez people its not that difficult.”

    Apparently it is for Steeler fans..

  7. Re-work? So you mean restructure? Restrucuting a deal doesn’t get rid of the cap hit it just turns it into dead money across the life of the contract. This is what the Steelers did for so many years which got them into a cap mess until this offseason.

    Extension? Again, this money doesn’t just dissappear. Its still owed to him over a longer period of time. Flaccos not going to agree to getting his money over 6 years when hes due it over 3. Heath and Troy did this because they are at the end of their career and it suited the team AND them best.

    Pay cut? Why would Flacco agree to a straight pay cut? Ike was told pay cut or walk. Which brings me to my next point…

    Cut him? 18 TDs and 22 INTs so maybe. Just kidding. Sort of.

    My point is you cant just “re-work” a contract when its convenient to the team. Those cap hits are owed to the league, not to the player. They will be paid out one way or another.

  8. When Joe and Haloti win another Super Bowl next year it will be hard to restructure their contracts.

    Ozzie said a lot more in is interview on baltimoreravrens.com that should make haters nervous. Offense is going to be sick this year.

  9. Only the bonuses paid out (the “dead money”) are significant, the huge base salaries in future seasons do in fact “disappear” when a new deal is done.

  10. I’d be ok if they didn’t pay him and cut him after this season. Frankly, he hasn’t been worth it and the d-line is the deepest position on the team with young players.

  11. This guy took a team that was on the bottom, falling apart and broke in 1996 and won 2 SBs, innumerable playoff games and the fans hearts in the 17 years here. Now who do I trust as to evaluating the deals, him or a bunch of trolls hiding behind their screen names? Well, duh!

  12. “Extension? Again, this money doesn’t just dissappear. Its still owed to him over a longer period of time. Flaccos not going to agree to getting his money over 6 years when hes due it over 3. Heath and Troy did this because they are at the end of their career and it suited the team AND them best.”

    So in your universe, only Steelers do what suits the team?

  13. All the money Guaranteed to Flacco will have been paid out by 2015. Unless Flacco has an incredible 2014 and 2015. He’ll have to take a pay cut and will never see the following contract numbers – 2016 18 mil, 2017 20 mil, 2018 20 mil.

  14. Ngata refused to extend his contract earlier this year. I don’t see him changing his mind. Honestly, his production has declined. Brandon Williams is on the rise. Timmy Jernigan is going to be a beast. If Ngata doesn’t extend, I honestly see him being cut next offseason.

  15. On the Nagata contract extension: This guy is so fat he needs to sign two extensions at a time, one for each butt cheek.

    On Flacco’s contract: Yeah yeah we all know he’s going to sign an extension – unless of course he keeps having seasons like his last one. You think they won’t dump him if he sucks? Wrong. Steelers fans are all well aware of what happens with those kinds of contact extensions, too. You can push the money down the line as far as you want, but sooner or later, you gotta pay. The Steelers are only now getting rid of some of their dead money, like Colon’s. Good to see the ratbirds planning on piling theirs up.

  16. Camp is in 4 weeks. We’re coming to clown this division.

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    Steelers have been clowning up the division for the past two years and counting.

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