According to Rapoport, Ngata’s contract situation is likely to remain unchanged.
Aaron Wilson adds that the Ravens are still continuing efforts to restructure Ngata’s contract, but confirms that Ngata’s roster status isn’t changing.
The Ravens find themselves in a tough cap position right now, and Ngata will count $16 million against the Ravens’ 2015 salary cap, which is the highest figure for anyone on Baltimore’s roster.
Ngata clearly represents the easiest form of cap relief for the Ravens, which has led some to speculate that he could be a potential cap casualty.
Baltimore needs all the cap space they can get and recent reports have said that reworking other player’s contract like Ngata and CB Lardarius Webb may not be all that easy, seeing as they could generate a good deal of interest if they were to be available.
Ngata, 31, still has one year remaining on his five-year, $61 million contract that included $37.1 million guaranteed. His base salary for the 2015 season is $8.5 million.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Ngata would free up $8.5 million in cap space while creating $7.5 million in dead money.
In 2014, appeared in 12 games and recorded 32 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles and seven pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 9 defensive end in a 3-4 system out of 47 qualifying players.