DT Haloti Ngata franchised by Ravens

Updated: February 15, 2011, 11:33 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Baltimore Ravens have elected to apply the franchise tag to defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, the team announced Tuesday.

Ngata registered 65 tackles and was second on the team with a career-high 5½ sacks.

"The tender allows us to secure Haloti as a Raven right now," Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome stated. "As we have said, our intention is to enter into a long-term contract with him. We want him to be a Raven."

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