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 Haloti Ngata - done with Lions? 
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Post Haloti Ngata - done with Lions?
Think we have seen the last of Ngata...

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Detroit Lions' Haloti Ngata out for the season with biceps injury

The Detroit Lions will be without their best defensive tackle for the rest of the season.

The Lions placed Haloti Ngata on injured reserve today because of a biceps injury he suffered in the first half of last week's loss to the Carolina Panthers.

Ngata will undergo season-ending surgery in California on Thursday and is expected to miss at least four months. He will not return this year.

Acquired in a 2015 trade with the Baltimore Ravens, Ngata had seven tackles and two sacks in five games for the Lions (3-2) this year and was generally considered the team's best interior run defender.

The Lions enter the week ranked third in the NFL in run defense at 74.6 yards per game allowed.

Ngata, 33, considered retirement after last season, and it’s unclear what this injury means for his future. A five-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All-Pro who helped the Baltimore Ravens win Super Bowl XLVII, Ngata is a potential Hall-of-Famer.

The Lions signed defensive lineman Datone Jones and defensive tackle Caraun Reid today, and waived linebacker Thurston Armbrister to open a second roster spot.

Jones had nine sacks in four seasons with the Green Bay Packers before signing with the Minnesota Vikings this off-season; he was released from injured reserve in September.

Reid played the 2014-15 seasons with the Lions before spending last year with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Second-year tackle A'Shawn Robinson and Akeem Spence, who the Lions signed as a free agent in March, are the team's top defensive tackles.

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October 11th, 2017, 1:13 pm
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Post Re: Haloti Ngata - done with Lions?
It's hard to say he's done with the Lions. Caldwell really likes him and Austin obviously has a long standing relationship with him. He will have ample time to heal before training camp and at his age he will probably be looking for a small 1-2 year deal since his contract is over after the season. I expect we see him on the roster through training camp and maybe even into the season if they don't add a promising rookie or good free agent.


October 11th, 2017, 4:29 pm
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Post Re: Haloti Ngata - done with Lions?
Supposedly this was supposed to be his last year in the NFL anyway. Im not sure the Lions will be begging to bring him back but he s a true pro and still effective - maybe he ll be motivated to return if the Lions have a strong year and he feels shortchanged on his last season being cut short.

Im surprised they put him on IR with this injury though, usually not a particularly painful injury and one that even when repaired doesnt need a lot of restrictions, and alternatively if not repaired doesnt result in much of a functional deficit.


October 11th, 2017, 11:40 pm
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