NFL Free agency Getting Trumped by Trades

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Oct 26, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Baltimore Ravens defensive end Haloti Ngata (92) knocks the ball away from Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) during the fourth quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

In his prime, Haloti Ngata was the most dominant defensive lineman of his generation. And while he’s not that guy anymore, he’s still a quality defensive lineman that can make up for the loss of Ndamukong Suh. Ngata was a two-gap player so he’s not the guy that has all the sexy stats over his career.

But it was Ngata taking double teams that allowed guys like Terell Suggs to get sacks and Ray Lewis to make tackles. If the Lions stay in a 4-3, Ngata will get a chance to play defensive tackle and that could give him more of a chance to sack the quarterback. He will be an effective player for the Detriot Lions and the Defense will remain in the top 10.

The question is how long?

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