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Report: Dont’a Hightower out 6-7 months after surgery

Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower is expected to be sidelined six to seven months following offseason surgery on his right shoulder, the Boston Globe reported on Thursday. Hightower, who underwent surgery on Feb. 10, played through the injury for the final stretch of the Patriots season.  He missed Week 5 and 6 due to a knee injury...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Rob Ninkovich’s Contract Adjusted, Increased By Patriots

Rob Ninkovich earned a pay raise. The New England Patriots’ starting left defensive end was set to earn $2.45 million in 2015, and now his salary has been increased to $5 million with $4.5 million fully guaranteed, ESPN’s Adam Caplan and Mike Reiss reported Wednesday. Ninkovich was scheduled to pull in a $2.1 million base salary with a $250,000 roster bonus and $100,000 workout...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the New England Patriots Still Have a Top Flight Defense?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write a defensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss each teams’ current...
Via TopSportsReport
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Ninkovich Sees Diminished Role In Patriots’ Week 1 Loss

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Rob Ninkovich missed just 52 total defensive snaps for the New England Patriots in 2013. He was on the bench for nearly that many plays in the Patriots’ Week 1 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. It was shocking to see Ninkovich spend so much time traveling between the sideline and the field in the Patriots’ 33-20 season-opener loss. He was a borderline...
Via NESN.com
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Female Friday: Reliable Rob Ninkovich Has His Own Rock At Home

Rob Ninkovich is one of those quiet and steady players in the NFL. Coming off back to back eight sack seasons, the 30-year old defensive end is a steady presence for the Patriots and always seems to be making consistent stops. Here’s a little insight into how Ninkovich is always on such an even keel. Meet his wife, Paige Popich. The two have been together since Rob’s rookie season...
Via cover32 - Patriots
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Ninkovich: NFL Prospects’ Pro Days ‘More Media Oriented’ Now

The NFL has changed since Rob Ninkovich held his Purdue pro day on March 10, 2006. There were no bells and whistles at Ninkovich’s audition for NFL scouts eight years ago, just “a bunch of teams trying to make me throw up,” the defensive lineman said Tuesday at Gillette Stadium. President George H.W. Bush attended top quarterback prospect Johnny Manziel’s televised pro...
Via NESN.com
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the New England Patriots target a defensive end in the NFL Draft?

Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich dominated both edges of the defensive line over the course of the 2013 season. Surprising play-maker Ninkovich continually displays a unique knack for ball-hawking year after year. Jones, who was the 21st pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, has arisen as top-tier pass rusher in the NFL. While Jones displayed poor judgement at times this season, his high level...
Via cover32 - Patriots
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Ninkovich Deserves Pro Bowl Recognition, but Patriots Defensive End’s Value Cannot Be Seen in Traditional Stats

FOXBORO, Mass. – Rob Ninkovich‘s name has not been mentioned very often when it comes to Pro Bowl voting, but it should. There’s an obvious reason the New England Patriots defensive end continues to go unrecognized, and it’s his lack of sacks. Ninkovich has just seven sacks on the season, despite playing nearly every down, but it is excusable. Ninkovich has been asked to...
Via NESN.com
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss
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