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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

Tack FF Int
58 5 0

Skilled cover man Talib gives Patriots flexibility

Posted Nov. 02, 2012 @ 3:43 p.m. ET
The Patriots are taking a chance on CB Aqib Talib, but he is a skilled cover man who can allow Bill Belichick to be flexible with the secondary.

Buccaneers trade CB Talib to Patriots

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 4:34 p.m. ET
The Buccaneers traded CB Aqib Talib to the Patriots, the Bucs announced Thursday at the trade deadline.

Patriots release DB Moore

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 6:41 p.m. ET
The Patriots released DB Sterling Moore and signed LB Mike Rivera and DB Derrick Martin.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Dealing draft picks at deadline risky

Posted Oct. 31, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
The NFL’s extended trade deadline looms, but teams like the Lions and GM Martin Mayhew should be leery of trading away draft picks for players.

Patriots release LB Carpenter

Posted Oct. 30, 2012 @ 6:34 p.m. ET
The Patriots cut LB Bobby Carpenter on Tuesday, the team announced.

AFC East Spin cycle: Dolphins keep pace with Patriots

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
The Patriots and Dolphins asserted themselves as the AFC East's top two teams with convincing Week Eight victories.

Patriots rout Rams in London

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:42 p.m. ET
Tom Brady led touchdown drives on the Patriots' first five possessions Sunday and New England ran over the St. Louis Rams 45-7 in London.

Patriots place CB Dowling on I.R.

Posted Oct. 26, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
The Patriots placed CB Ras-I Dowling on injured reserve for the second year in a row.

Wednesday's 60-second rant: Who is the second-best team in the AFC East?

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 4:47 p.m. ET
In a muddled AFC, the team that finishes second in the AFC East could snag a wild-card berth, but it's hard to decipher which team that will be.

AFC East Spin cycle: Patriots rally after another blown lead

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The Patriots took over first place in the AFC East after edging the Jets and the Dolphins moved into second while on bye.

Sanchez's fumble in OT gives Patriots the win

Posted Oct. 21, 2012 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
Rob Ninkovich recovered a fumble by Mark Sanchez after Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 48-yard field goal in overtime as the Patriots held on to beat the Jets.

Patriots add LB Tarpinian

Posted Oct. 20, 2012 @ 5:31 p.m. ET
The Patriots signed LB Jeff Tarpinian from the practice squad to the 53-man roster on Saturday.

Dennard getting his opportunity in Pats' secondary

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 4:01 p.m. ET
Patriots rookie CB Alfonzo Dennard has seen extra playing time the past two weeks and could spark a Pats secondary that still has its flaws.

Key matchup: Patriots RB Stevan Ridley vs. Jets run defense

Posted Oct. 19, 2012 @ 1:13 p.m. ET
The Patriots' three wins have come when Stevan Ridley and the run game have dominated, and the Jets will look to contain them on Sunday.

Scout's Notebook: Patriots ORG Dan Connolly

Posted Oct. 17, 2012 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
PFW evaluator Nolan Nawrocki analyzes the traits of the Patriots very consistent, underrated ORG Dan Connolly.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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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