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Rotowire: Dec 30 / 1:37p ET
News: Ngata returned to practice Tuesday, Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun reports.
Impact: Ngata is eligible to resume playing this week after completing a four-game suspension. He should help beef up a run defense that gave up over 100 yards on the ground in both of the last two weeks.
Rotowire: Dec 4 / 7:23a ET
News: Ngata has been suspended for the remainder of the regular season for a violation of the league's policy on performance enhancing substances.
Impact: Ngata owned up to his mistake in an official statement, where he admitted to taking the drug Adderall. The defensive lineman will sit for the next four games, but should see an opportunity to return if the team is able to clinch a playoff berth. Ngata is one of the better lineman from an IDP standpoint, collecting 32 tackles, two sacks and two interceptions so far in 2014. The Ravens will look to Timmy Jernigan or DeAngelo Tyson to see an increased role in his absence.
StatsLLC: Dec 4 / 12:00a ET
News: Ngata is back on the field with the Baltimore Ravens after serving a four-game suspension for using the amphetamine Adderall.
Impact: Ngata, a five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle, returns in time for Baltimore's playoff game Saturday night in Pittsburgh. The 30-year-old acknowledged Tuesday that he "made a mistake" by using a substance banned by the NFL. Ngata said he felt as if he was in retirement watching football on television during the season.