As Suh makes departure official, Lions welcome Ngata

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have introduced their replacement for Ndamukong Suh.

As Suh was being welcomed in South Florida, the Lions held a news conference with defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, whom they acquired in a trade with Baltimore. The 31-year-old Ngata is a five-time Pro Bowler, and the Ravens dealt him to Detroit to help free up space under the salary cap.

Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said bringing in Ngata helps limit some of Detroit’s concern about the defensive tackle spot after Suh’s departure. Suh signed with Miami on Wednesday.

The Ravens hoped to renegotiate Ngata’s contract, but they ended up trading him instead. He says he’s glad the uncertainty over his situation didn’t linger deep into the offseason.



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