We noted a couple weeks ago that Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata may have to take a pay cut if he wants to stay in Baltimore this season. Now the Ravens have begun the process of trying to get Ngata to agree.
Ed Werder of ESPN tweeted this morning that an unnamed source told him the Ravens have made a “very good offer” to Ngata. Presumably, that means an offer that the Ravens view as “very good.” Presumably, Ngata disagrees with the characterization of the offer as “very good” or else Ngata would have agreed to it already.
Werder also notes that Ngata is 31 and was suspended four games last season, two facts that the Ravens are surely pushing as they attempt to explain why one of their best players of recent years should have to take a pay cut.
If Ngata were to play the 2015 season under his current deal, he’d make $8.5 million. It seems unlikely that the Ravens will go for that, which means Ngata would get cut if he refuses the “very good offer” the Ravens have made him.