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Ngata not playing to the level of his contract

Posted By Zach Wilt On December 18, 2012 @ 8:34 am In Blog View | 1 Comment

Haloti Ngata signed a five-year, $61 million deal in 2011 [1] and hasn’t been the same since. Last season, I excused his performance because it was quietly reported that Ngata was playing with nagging injuries — and some have reported that his knees and shoulders have contributed to his disappointing season this year.

In Sunday’s game against the Broncos, Ngata didn’t even record a solo tackle. He had one assist, finishing behind Terrence Cody who had a tackle and two assists.

105.7 The Fan’s Vinny Cerrato reported way back in July that Ngata looked out of shape and predicted that he would be the Baltimore Ravens‘ biggest disappointment this season. He probably didn’t see Joe Flacco’s collapse coming, however Ngata certainly hasn’t performed up to the expectations of his contract.

That seems to be the trend of the season here in Baltimore.

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[1] Haloti Ngata signed a five-year, $61 million deal in 2011: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/6997298/baltimore-ravens-sign-dt-haloti-ngata-five-year-contract