That would seem to put the burden on standouts like 13-time
But Ngata said he's not focusing on any pressure to replace Suggs, Johnson and Redding.
"I try not to just because if I try to do more than my own job, I might end up messing up the whole defense," he said after Monday's practice at the team's headquarters in Owings Mills. "And so, I just try to do my job, and hopefully the other guys can do theirs. But sometimes I do find myself trying to do more than I'm supposed to. But I've just got to have more faith in our guys that they're going to get their job done, too."
Last season, Ngata earned his third consecutive invitation to the Pro Bowl despite a dropoff in production in the latter half of the year. After compiling five sacks, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles in the first 11 games, he recorded just one forced fumble and zero sacks and fumble recoveries in the final seven regular-season and playoff contests.
Ngata declined to use a thigh injury that bothered him during the season and forced him to skip the Pro Bowl as an excuse.