Skinny: The five-time Pro Bowl selection is the key to the team's quest to add salary cap space. As important as Ngata is, the Ravens can't afford to have him occupying $16 million of cap room in the final year of his deal. Both sides would welcome a contract extension that would allow the defensive lineman to retire as a Raven, similar to the one Ngata's close friend, Terrell Suggs, agreed to last offseason. However, arriving at a number both parties can accept won't be easy. Cutting Ngata, one of the organization's all-time best players, would be tough, but the Ravens are deep along the defensive line.