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Ravens franchise Haloti Ngata

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is sacked by safety Dawan Landry #26 and defensive tackle Haloti Ngata #92 of the Baltimore Ravens during the AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Heinz Field. (Jan. 15, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, who is scheduled to become a free agent if and when the NFL and NFL Players Association work out a new collective bargaining agreement, isn't going anywhere just yet. 

The Ravens have placed the franchise tag on Ngata, who is considered one of the best - if not THE best - defensive tackles in the game. 

The franchise tag will cost the Ravens an estimated $12.1 million for the 2011 season unless they sign Ngata to a long-term deal. 

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