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Haloti Ngata will officially retire as a Raven; RB Buck Allen signs with Saints

Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, who announced his retirement from the NFL in March via an Instagram post atop Mount Kilimanjaro, will always be a Raven to the team’s fans.

And now he will officially announce his retirement as a Raven at the team’s Owings Mills facility on Wednesday, the team said.

Ngata also tweeted the news along with the message, “Blessed beyond measure to be a part of a great organization.”

Ngata, who played in the NFL for 13 years and is widely expected to become a member of the Ravens’ Ring of Honor, was drafted by the Ravens with the 12th overall pick in 2006. During his nine seasons in Baltimore, he was selected to the Pro Bowl five times, was a two-time first-team All-Pro selection and helped the Ravens to their 2012 Super Bowl win.

The Ravens traded him to the Detroit Lions in 2015 and he finished his career last year with the Philadelphia Eagles.

The news release from the team indicated that owner Steve Bisciotti will also make two “special” announcements during the news conference at 3 p.m.

Allen on the move

Former Ravens running back Buck Allen signed with the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday, the team announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Allen was a fourth-round draft pick (125th overall) by the Ravens out of Southern California in 2015. In four seasons in Baltimore, the Tallahassee, Fla., native played in 54 games with six starts and rushed for 1,249 yards on 340 carries with eight touchdowns and added 814 receiving yards on 129 receptions and six touchdowns.

In 2018, he played in 14 games and carried 41 times for 110 yards while leading Ravens running backs in receiving with 35 catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns.

“When One Door Close Another One MUST Open,” Allen tweeted Monday afternoon.

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