Detroit Lions place defensive tackle Haloti Ngata on injured reserve

Haloti Ngata #92 of the Detroit Lions celebrates a second quarter sack on Cam Newton (not in photo) of the Carolina Panthers at Ford Field on October 8, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

DETROIT - The Detroit Lions have placed defensive tackle Haloti Ngata on injured reserve.

Ngata left Sunday's game against Carolina with an elbow injury. It's not clear if the team plans to reactivate Ngata later this season.

The Lions also announced the signings of two new defensive lineman, free agents DE Datone Jones and DT Caraun Reid. Contract terms were not disclosed. 

In his fifth season, Jones comes to the Lions after most recently spending the 2017 preseason with the Minnesota Vikings. Prior to this year, he played four seasons (2013-16) with the Green Bay Packers and appeared in 59 games with seven starts during that time. 

A former first-round draft pick (26th overall) by the Packers in the 2013 NFL Draft out of UCLA, Jones’ career totals include 72 total tackles (53 solo), nine sacks, one fumble recovery and one interception. 

Reid returns to Detroit after originally being drafted by the Lions in the fifth-round (158th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Princeton. In two seasons with Detroit (2014-15), he appeared in 26 games (12 starts). 

Reid most recently spent the 2017 preseason with the Los Angeles Chargers after playing in seven games for the club in 2016. Currently in his fourth season, his career totals include 36 total tackles (28 solo), three sacks and two fumble recoveries.


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