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.