Why Haloti Ngata’s tenure with the Detroit Lions could be short

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Baltimore wants him back

Sep 15, 2013; Baltimore, MD, USA; Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti walks on the field before the game against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

The Baltimore Ravens were apprehensive about trading Haloti Ngata at first. Up until the trade went down, the Ravens were trying to work on a new contract for Ngata but both sides could not come to an agreement on the terms. Enter the Lions. But what if this all some sort of crazy arrangement?

Lets break it down. The Ravens let Ngata go to Detroit for a year. What the Ravens get in that time is extra draft picks, extra time to allow the cap to raise as its projected to do once again in 2016, Make room for Ngata to return and will likely even have to pay less than they would have in 2015. It’s almost as if the Ravens hit the reset button on Haloti Ngata. That’s a crazy way to look at things.

In reality it could be Ngata that wants to go back to Baltimore and the Ravens are waiting with open arms. When you’re a professional athlete with a family that has planted roots in a city for many years, it’s hard to get traded and start over in a brand new city, regardless of if you’re a millionaire or not. But what if the latter is indeed the plan? Then its a win/win for both teams.

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