Haloti Ngata returning to Lions on 2-year deal

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is returning to the Detroit Lions.

Agent Mike McCartney's Twitter account said Wednesday that the 32-year-old Ngata had agreed to a two-year deal with Detroit. He joined the Lions in a trade before last season, when Detroit lost Ndamukong Suh to free agency.

Ngata started all 14 games he played last season, but he was a regular on the injury report. He dealt with hamstring, shoulder, calf, neck and foot issues.

Prior to coming to the Lions, Ngata played nine seasons with Baltimore, making the Pro Bowl five times. He was drafted by the Ravens in the first round in 2006.

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