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Nose tackle Haloti Ngata will bring size to the Detroit Lions’ defensive line. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports photograph
Detroit Lions: Out with the big, in with the huge
This is what the Lions have accomplished over the first few days of free agency:
Players re-signed: Isa Abdul-Quddus, Josh Bynes, Kellen Moore, Dan Orlovsky, Darryl Tapp, Don Muhlbach
New players coming in: Phillip Hunt, Darren Keyton, Jermelle Cudjo, Haloti Ngata
Former players on their way out: Nick Fairley, Reggie Bush, Ndamukong Suh, Ifeanyi Momah
The big news out of Detroit – news that was huge in body size and scope across the NFL – was the fact that the Lions lost their most dynamic defensive linemen.
Ndamukong Suh signed his mega-deal with the Miami Dolphins, while Nick Fairly moved on to sign with the St. Louis Rams.
The loss of those two defenders was a mega-loss for the Lions that was softened quite a bit when they turned around and quickly brought in Haloti Ngata, the proven defensive lineman who has called the Baltimore Ravens his home team since being drafted as a rookie.
Ngata is a mountain of a man who eats up space and blockers in the middle of the line like no other and should be an excellent pick-up by the Lions.