After being selected to his fifth straight Pro Bowl last month, Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has decided not to play in next week’s game in Honolulu.
Ngata has withdrawn from the game because he and his wife are expecting the birth of their third son on Tuesday. Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher is taking Ngata’s place in the pool of Pro Bowl players as this is the first year in which squads are not being divided by conference.
The 29-year-old finished the season with 52 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks, his lowest sack total since the 2009 season.
Linebacker Terrell Suggs, right guard Marshal Yanda, and kicker Justin Tucker were the other Ravens players selected to the Pro Bowl this season.