Haloti Ngata Inks Deal With Eagles After Brief Scare

Haloti Ngata isn't going anywhere. 

While a report surfaced earlier Thursday that seemed to indicate the former All-Pro defensive lineman was going to sign elsewhere, Ngata visited the NovaCare Complex and is signing a one-year deal to join the Eagles. The deal is worth $3 million, according to a league source. 

Ngata, 34, was expected to join the Eagles as of Monday, but the Detroit Lions were reportedly still in the mix as of his visit Thursday morning. Instead of going back to Detroit, Ngata decided to sign with the Super Bowl champions as some much-needed interior defensive line depth. 

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Sure, Ngata probably isn't the same guy who went to five straight Pro Bowls with the Ravens, but the big 6-foot-4, 345-pounder might still have some tread left on the tires. 

In five games with the Lions last season (before a torn biceps ended his year early), Ngata made a clear impact on defense. The Lions gave up 74.6 rushing yards with him and 129.7 without him. 

Ngata is one of five former first-round picks who will be included on the Eagles defensive line. He joins Derek Barnett, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett and Chris Long. 

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