Saddled with a mammoth $16 million cap hit, the defensive lineman was an obvious target for a contract restructuring, but Ngata and the Ravens remain "status quo" heading into free agency, a source involved with the situation told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
The Baltimore Sun's Mike Preston reported last month that the Ravens were busy trying to negotiate a cap-friendly extension for Ngata, who is in the final year of his deal. The five-time Pro Bowler loomed as a possible release if the sides couldn't agree to a reduction, but Rapoport noted that Ngata's status is "likely to remain unchanged at this point."
Ngata rode out a four-game suspension to close the regular season, but he remains a core Ravens defender who thrived last season as a run-stuffer and pocket nuisance.
With Baltimore still hanging around as a Super Bowl threat in the AFC, holding on to one of its anchoring forces makes plenty of sense.