Eagles continue to invest in defensive line with Haloti Ngata

Annette Crawford
March 13, 2018

Also at that time, the Eagles are expected to announce that they acquired defensive end Michael Bennett and cornerback Daryl Worley in separate trades last week. But line depth was huge for the Eagles last season; seven of their defensive linemen played at least 400 snaps, most in the National Football League, per ESPN Stats & Information.

Detroit Lions defensive tackle Haloti Ngata intends to sign a one-year deal withthe Philadelphia Eagles, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen.

Ngata, who played with the Ravens from 2006 to 2014 before signing a free-agent contract with the Detroit Lions.

The Eagles needed someone to replace Allen, who has drawn interest from a few teams, including Ngata's former club, the Lions.

Yes, Ngata is 34-years old and his best years are behind him.

Not only that, they are adding to their stable to players.

Needless to say, that production was a far cry from what the Ravens were used to when Ngata racked up five Pro Bowl nods and two All-Pro selections during his nine-season stay in Baltimore.

And if that's how the Eagles choose to deploy him, they could do worse-especially considering the limited short-term investment for the reigning Super Bowl champions.

The veteran has spent each of the past three seasons in Detroit and missed all but five games of the 2017 campaign with an elbow injury. He has 29.5 career sacks and 6.0 career forced fumbles.

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