Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com writes that the Baltimore Ravens will look to lower NT Haloti Ngata’s $16 million cap figure this offseason by extending his contract.
Ngata’s $16 million is scheduled to be the highest cap figure on the Ravens roster, so it makes plenty of sense to get that number down to something more manageable, especially with a number of free agents to address like TE Dennis Pitta, DE Arthur Jones, LT Eugene Monroe and ILB Daryl Smith.
Ngata just turned 30 a few weeks ago, but has consistently been one of the best interior defensive linemen in the league for a number of years now. Although he started showing some signs of decline in 2013 as he produced a career low 1.5 sacks for the Ravens defense. Pro Football Focus still had him rated as the No. 18 interior defensive lineman this past season.
He has two years remaining on his five-year, $61 million contract that included $37.1 million guaranteed.