Ravens designate Ngata their franchise player

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Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata enjoyed a terrific 2010 campaign, with his third place finish in PFT’s Alan Page award surely the highlight.

Ngata’s 2011 is off to a solid start after the Ravens placed their franchise tag on him Tuesday.

“The tender allows us to secure Haloti as a Raven right now,” said Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome. “As we have said, our intention is to enter into a long-term contract with him. We want him to be a Raven.”

The Ravens ultimately signed previous franchise tag recipients Chris McAlister and Terrell Suggs to long-term deals.  That’s what’s likely to happen with Ngata.

In the meantime, Ngata is slated to make more than $12 million in 2011.  That’s more than $5 million than the tag number from last year.

13 responses to “Ravens designate Ngata their franchise player

  1. Mike Tomlin says:
    Feb 15, 2011 5:11 PM
    Only good player left on that defense

    Are you for real?!? People like you should not be allowed to discuss football let alone post on blogs.

  2. In the meantime, Ngata is slated to make more than $12 million in 2011. That’s more than $5 million [more] than the tag number from last year.
    ______________

    Thanks very much Mr. Suh and Mr. McCoy.

    Sincerely, Haloti Ngata

  3. I still remember the Cleveland media and Phil Savage talking about how the Browns “schooled” Oz by allowing us to trade up one place for the price of a 6th round pick. The pick hasn’t been with the Browns for years and the guy they took instead of Ngata is playing with the Raiders. So thanks to Phil Savage and the Cleveland Browns for giving us arguably the best interior D-lineman in the game.

    For all those thinking that Ngata might come to free agency…. Fuggedaboutit. We sign our important players. See Ray Lewis, CMac, Ed Reed, Todd Heap, JO, Suggs, etc, etc, etc. Ngata finishes his career as a Raven and is placed in the Ring of Honor and if his career continues as it is perhaps in the HOF.

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