Ngata on the mend

Haloti_Ngata_Baltimore_Ravens_Training_Camp_xe_URongrUTl

Baltimore ~ Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata said he’s on track to participate fully Monday after being limited the past two days since passing the conditioning test.

Ngata was activated from the physically unable to perform list Friday.

"I’m way excited to be able to be out there," Ngata said. "I’m excited to get back out there Monday."

Ngata is getting over a hamstring injury sustained when he initially tried to take the conditioning test, a series of timed running intervals.

"Yeah, it sucked. You’re running and you feel a little hamstring pull."

Ngata said he weighs 345 pounds, but appears heavier.

"I feel great," Ngata said. "I feel pretty good."

Ngata played at 335 pounds last season, but felt he wore down because of his lighter weight.

Now, he’s regained his old bulk.

"Right now, I can feel the power," Ngata said. "We’ll just see how it goes. As the season goes, if I feel like I need to lose the weight, then I’ll probably try to lose the weight during the season. For now, it’s up and we’ll see how it goes."

Ngata’s wife, Christina, gave birth to a 10-pound, 10-ounce son named Haloti Maximus earlier this week.

Ngata said his wife and son are both healthy and doing well.

The boy’s size inspired his name.

"He was just huge," said Ngata, noting he has a sore neck and back from sleeping at the hospital for a few nights. "He’s a big boy. We thought it fit him."

 

This entry was posted in Camp Notes by Aaron Wilson. Bookmark the permalink.

About Aaron Wilson

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post as well as the Baltimore Ravens for The Carroll County Times and Ravens24x7.com. He has previously covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans and has covered the NFL since 1997.  He has won several regional writing awards, including, most recently, Best...more

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Hot off the street

Ravens Predictions For The 2014 Season

Biggest Surprise: To say that the position of cornerback is thin for the Baltimore Ravens is about as insightful as saying ESPN slobbers over Johnny Manziel. Starters Jimmy Smith and Lardarius Webb ha...read more

Elam Hosts Celebratory Kickoff Party at Modell’s

With the Ravens kickoff to their 2014 season against the Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium just days away, safety Matt Elam could not be more excited to get the season underway. In fact, on Sunday af...read more

2014 AFC North Preview

In six days, M&T Bank Stadium will be rocking as the Ravens begin their 2014 season in front of what is sure to be another sell-out crowd. Four days later, though, Baltimore will play in what i...read more

Baltimore Loves an Underdog, Starring Fitz Toussaint

Ravens fans have a long history of rooting for the underdog. We can't help it, it's in our blood. Perhaps it's the blue collar history of Baltimore or the fact that we feel slighted by the good fol...read more

Ravens Practice Squad

The Baltimore Ravens signed the following nine players to their practice squad Sunday afternoon: CB Tramain Jacobs, Rookie OL Ryan Jensen, 2nd year DT Jamie Meder, Rookie CB Deji Olatoye, Ro...read more

View More