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Ngata hits camp with an impact

WESTMINSTER - The linebackers and safeties were belting out defensive signals that were akin to a foreign language to rookie defensive tackle Haloti Ngata. Rather than try to interpret what they were saying and overcomplicate his training camp debut with the Baltimore Ravens after ending a one-day holdout by signing a five-year, $11.9 million contract, the massive lineman made a wise decision.

Instead of trying to decipher what he didn't understand, the 6-foot-4, 340-pound former Oregon star relied on brute force and quick feet that are uncommon for a player of his dimensions. During his first action with the starting defense, Ngata demonstrated why the Ravens drafted him with the 12th overall selection. He promptly collapsed the pocket with a mighty bull rush to force an...