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Haloti Ngata signs 1-year, $3 million deal with Philadelphia Eagles

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He’s Ngata Lion anymore.

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Despite reported interest from the Detroit Lions, Haloti Ngata will not return in 2018. As first reported by Mike McCartney, Ngata has signed a deal with the Philadelphia Eagles:

According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, Ngata’s deal is for one year, $3 million.

It was apparent early in free agency that the Eagles were the leading contenders to land Ngata. They were the first team to bring him in for a visit, and while the Lions reportedly had interest in bringing him back, they apparently weren’t willing to pay him all that much. Remember, Ngata had expressed interest in returning to Detroit back in January.

Ngata leaves Detroit after spending three years with the team. He had 53 tackles and 6.0 sacks in those three seasons.

The Lions are still very thin on the defensive line, specifically at defensive tackle. They are currently hosting Quinton Dial on a visit. Though Dial is also scheduled to visit the Seahawks, the Lions may not want to let him leave town at this point.