While many players in the NFL are continuing to work out in preparation of being ready for another NFL season, Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has more on the line than the average guy. Although a lot of others will be training for a roster spot, Ngata will be continuing to prove that his should be mentioned in discussions about the best defensive tackle in the game today.
Haloti will be a free agent after the 2011 season and should be rewarded for his body of work so far in his six year career. He is not just sitting back waiting for that big payday to come to him, according to a story on NFL.com. He is working out and has actually trimmed down to a svelte 325 pounds on his 6'4" frame, which should make the already surprisingly athletic DT even more so, which will only add to his versatility. Ngata has moved to the outside of the line to rush the passer from the defensive end position. He has also dropped back into coverage and has the speed to catch runners and receivers from behind beyond the line of scrimmage.
The three-time Pro Bowler has signed his one-year tender, tying him to the Ravens for the 2011 season. In an article on Football News Now, both the team and Haloti hope to agree on a new contract to keep him in Baltimore for the rest of what will sure continue to be a great and dare we say, a Hall of Fame NFL career when all is said and done.