has played in at least 14 games every season of his eight-year career. (Damian Strohmeyer/SI)
After the Baltimore Ravens restructured the contract of Terrell Suggs, the team sought to tighten up their defense even more and offered defensive tackle Haloti Ngata a new long-term contract as well.
Ngata will carry a $16 million cap hit in the upcoming season, and the Ravens had hoped long-term money would be enough to convince Ngata to restructure his albatross of a deal, but that won't be the case. At least not right now.
According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, Ngata rejected the Ravens "lucrative" offer.
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Of course, right now there's little reason for the 30-year-old to take such a proposal. He still has two years remaining on his current deal, and given that he'll be 32 when his current contract expires, he'll still be in position to secure a hefty deal.
For now, it appears the Ravens have moved on from working on a new deal with Ngata, as Breer suggested Baltimore is now looking to renegotiate deals with other current players.