Ravens will soon begin efforts to extend Haloti Ngata

Now that a wild start to the new NFL season is calming down a little bit, the Baltimore Ravens will soon get down to business with Pro Bowl defensive tackle Haloti Ngata.

The Ravens placed the franchise tag on Ngata and he will earn $12.476 million this season. Obviously, the club would like to avoid a salary cap hit that is that high and also secure him for the long run.

“Once the dust settles at the beginning of training camp, we will start to negotiate an extension to his contract,” Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome said, according to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times.

The Ravens are roughly $5 million under the cap so a new deal would give them a little relief. Think big when you think about an extension. Wilson floats the contract Ndamukong Suh received last year as the second pick in the draft – a $68 million deal with $40 million guaranteed. Defensive tackles everywhere would rejoice if that happens.

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