Added cornerback Asa Jackson, twice hit with drug-related suspensions: "It's tough," Jackson said. "You feel for that guy and for his family because, as someone who has a little experience with that, I know I'm not a bad person and I know Haloti is not a bad person. But people on the outside are going to say probably some hurtful things to him and his family. I'm hoping and praying that he and his family are going to deal with that. I just want to support my teammate."
The Ravens have the type of locker room that should be able to absorb the loss emotionally, but Ngata's on-field abilities will create a void against the run.
Baltimore faces a few teams with formidable backfields down the home stretch and will need its defensive line to adjust accordingly.