"The Ravens have had talks with the representatives for Haloti Ngata, and as soon as the dust of training camp settles, we will begin talks on a contract extension," Newsome said Friday.
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"I leave the business to the agent," Ngata said after Friday's practice at the team's facility in Owings Mills. "I don't really worry about it. I try to be out here and produce as much as I can."
The Ravens kept Ngata from becoming a free agent by putting the franchise tag on him in February.
Ngata, who is considered one of the top defensive players in the NFL, said he doesn't mind the tag.
"As long as I can get that long-term contract, that's what I'm shooting for," Ngata said.
Suggs ready to practice
Terrell Suggs will be activated off the non-football injury list after passing his physical and conditioning tests Friday, coach John Harbaugh said.
The four-time Pro Bowl outside linebacker had been reduced to spectator status for the first two practices of camp with what appeared to be a right hamstring injury.
Harbaugh said he's "pretty sure" that Suggs will practice Saturday when the Ravens hold their first full contract practice of training camp.
"One thing we're not going to do is push it — certainly not at this stage of camp," Harbaugh said. "Knowing Terrell, he'll probably push it and want to be out here practicing."
Suggs went to his Twitter account to dispel any concern about his injury "Hammi is all good family," he wrote. "Now let's get back to football."
Grubbs, three others start camp on PUP
The Ravens placed four players on the physically-unable-to-perform list Thursday.
Left guard Ben Grubbs (ankle), wide receiver David Reed (wrist), offensive tackle Ramon Harewood (knees) and defensive tackle Brandon McKinney (undisclosed) all can't practice until they are removed from the list.
"Some guys are going to be on the PUP [physically-unable-to-perform list] for a short period of time, just so we can make sure that they're OK," Harbaugh said after the first practice of training camp Thursday.
Players can only be placed on PUP before the first practice of training camp. They count against the 90-player roster in the preseason. If the players remain on the PUP at the start of the regular season, they will have to miss at least the first six weeks.
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