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Report: Detroit Lions acquire Haloti Ngata from Baltimore Ravens

The Detroit Lions reportedly secure a trade deal to sign defensive tackle Haloti Ngata from the Baltimore Ravens after nine years with the AFC North outfit.

The Detroit Lions have acquired defensive tackle Haloti Ngata from the Baltimore Ravens, according to a report.

Ngata has been a permanent fixture in the defense of the Ravens since he was selected in the first round of the 2006 Draft, and the quality of displays were highlighted in his selection to the All-Pro team in five straight seasons.

However, the Ravens were said to be keen to trim the salary of the 31-year-old heading into the 2015 season due to his high wage number against the cap.

Ngata refused to take a pay cut and as a result has been traded to the Lions for a mid-round selection in the 2015 Draft, replacing the outgoing Ndamukong Suh at the NFC North outfit, reports NFL Network.

The defensive tackle had recorded 445 tackles, 25.5 sacks and five interceptions in his nine years with the Ravens.

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