According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Ravens offered defensive lineman Haloti Ngata a lucrative contract extension this offseason in order to lower his cap number.
Ravens offered Haloti Ngata a 'lucrative long-term' extension this offseason, per @AlbertBreer. No dice. He'll count $16M against the cap.
— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) April 16, 2014
Ngata is scheduled to make $8.5 million in each of the final two seasons of his current contract.
On Ngata, the deal the Ravens' offered was similar in concept to the Terrell Suggs deal — aimed at allowing him to retire in Baltimore.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) April 16, 2014