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Rob Ninkovich

Rob Ninkovich - #50 - DE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 260 lbs.
Birthday 02/01/1984
Birthplace New Lenox, IL
College Purdue
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 5th round, 2nd pick by Saints

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

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Patriots content with edge rushers heading into free agency

Posted July 01, 2011 @ 12:43 p.m. ET
In addition to Jermaine Cunningham, who will be counted on to step up in his second season, DE-OLB Eric Moore could be one of the reasons the Patriots can feel comfortable standing pat during free agency.

Giants set to hire Izzo as assistant coach

Posted June 24, 2011 @ 11:30 a.m. ET
The Giants are set to hire former NFL LB and special-teams standout Larry Izzo as an assistant special-teams coach, according to Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger.

Great offenses successfully overcoming poor 'D'

Posted June 20, 2011 @ 1:14 p.m. ET
The 2010 Patriots had the league's best record despite boasting a poor defense. This is part of a recent trend that begs the question, can QB Matt Schaub and the Texans finally break through?

AFC East best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 17, 2011 @ 9:36 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the AFC East who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Roscoe Parrish, Sean Smith, Shonn Greene and Patrick Chung.

Chung talks workouts, Belichick as he preps for 2011

Posted June 16, 2011 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
Patriots SS Patrick Chung concluded his first full year starting and is preparing for what could be a breakout season in 2011.

Former Patriots LB Addison dies

Posted June 15, 2011 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Former Patriots LB Tom Addison died Tuesday at the age of 75. He is a member of the Patriots' 1960s all-decade team.

Patriots of 2007, Heat faced similar fan obstacles

Posted June 13, 2011 @ 6:54 p.m. ET
With some celebrating the Miami Heat losing in the NBA Finals, the feeling reminds associate editor Eli Kaberon of the Patriots' loss in Super Bowl XLII.

McGinest not exploring a return to NFL

Posted June 12, 2011 @ 1:55 a.m. ET
Former Patriots and Browns OLB Willie McGinest appeared to be interested in returning to the NFL after three years of retirement, but said Saturday that he plans to stay retired.

Kraft expresses optimism about talks

Posted June 09, 2011 @ 5:29 p.m. ET
Patriots owner Robert Kraft, one of the most influential owners in the current labor negotiations, told reporters Thursday that the two sides are "making progress."

Million-dollar backfield? Cardinals sure hope so

Posted June 07, 2011 @ 2:31 p.m. ET
The Cardinals' four-headed backfield of Beanie Wells, Ryan Williams, Tim Hightower and LaRod Stephens-Howling might not be such a bad idea after all.

Faulk attends workout despite uncertain future

Posted June 03, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
Veteran RB Kevin Faulk, who is coming off a torn ACL, attended the Patriots' player-organized workouts, despite being a free agent. If he's re-signed, he will be fighting for a roster spot in 2011.

Lockout limbo: Patriots report

Posted May 27, 2011 @ 9:19 a.m. ET
The Patriots don't have a lot to worry about during the lockout but would be more at ease if they knew who was starting on the left side of the offensive line.

Patriots believe Dowling could improve third-down 'D'

Posted May 24, 2011 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The Patriots believe that second-round CB Ras-I Dowling, a physical corner with good ball skills, could help the pass defense improve on third down.

Report: Belichick is highest-paid coach in sports

Posted May 19, 2011 @ 1:07 p.m. ET
Patriots coach Bill Belichick is the highest-paid coach in professional sports, according to Forbes.

Belichick: "We're turning our attention to training camp"

Posted May 17, 2011 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick told the Boston Herald his staff is focused on training camp instead of OTAs and normal offseason work.

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Posted Oct. 05, 2010
Ninkovich had the first two interceptions of his five-year career during a 41-14 win over Miami on Monday night.||||||| Ninkovich had both picks in the first half, boosting the struggling New England defense and keeping the Patriots close. New England exploded with a series of big plays on special teams after halftime to cruise to the win, but the team will need more big plays from people like Ninkovich as its young, patchwork defense tries to stay afloat.

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