Veteran DT Haloti Ngata intends to sign with Eagles

Veteran DT Haloti Ngata intends to sign with Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles are reportedly adding another piece to their defensive line by reaching an agreement with veteran tackle and former Baltimore Ravens standout Haloti Ngata, according to National Football League insider Adam Schefter.

Ngata was selected to five straight Pro Bowls from 2009-2013 and was a back-to-back All-Pro performer in 2010 and 2011.

According to Adam Schefter, the Eagles will sign former Lions' defensive tackle Haloti Ngata to a one-year deal. Though 34 and coming off a biceps injury that landed him on the injured reserve list early last season, Ngata (6-4, 335) is a proven run stopper with 31.5 sacks in a career that began in 2006.

The Eagles started the day making some internal moves after ESPN reported that right tackle Lane Johnson's contract was restructured in order to free up $7.5 million in cap space.

As for Eagles expected to leave the "nest", NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports tight end Trey Burton is expected to sign with the Chicago Bears.

And if that's how the Eagles choose to deploy him, they could do worse-especially considering the limited short-term investment for the reigning Super Bowl champions.

Ngata should help fill the void created by the anticipated departure of Beau Allen to free agency.