NSCS: Super Bowl Champ to Pace NASCAR Field July 19

Gillette Stadium and Fenway Park fit inside New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s 1.058-mile oval. On July 19, Super Bowl champion Rob Ninkovich and two-time American League All-Star Rico Petrocelli will celebrate the speedway’s 25th Anniversary by serving honorary roles during pre-race festivities for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301. Following the “Star Spangled Banner”...
Via On Pit Road
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Super Bowl Champ, Red Sox Legend To Take Part In July 19 NASCAR Pre-Race

Gillette Stadium and FenwayPark fit inside New Hampshire Motor Speedway's 1.058-mile oval. On July 19, Super Bowl champion Rob Ninkovich and two-time American League All-Star Rico Petrocelli will celebrate the speedway’s 25th Anniversary by serving honorary roles during pre-race festivities for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series New Hampshire 301. Following the "Star Spangled Banner...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Rob Ninkovich has message to Patriots haters during ring party

On Sunday night, the New England Patriots celebrated getting their Super Bowl rings while at owner Robert Kraft's house. While most of the attention has been focused on quarterback Tom Brady and his dance moves, linebacker Rob Ninkovich had an interesting picture floating around after the party.While the team, and specifically Tom Brady, are under investigation for their role in...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Ninkovich Sends Message To Haters At Patriots’ Ring Party (Photo)

There are plenty of people who hate the New England Patriots, but Rob Ninkovich doesn’t care too much for them. The defensive end posed with the Patriots’ latest Lombardi Trophy at their Super Bowl ring party Sunday, and he said what many New England fans were thinking after Deflategate without saying anything at all. Just don’t show your kids what he said. World Champs!...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: Rob Ninkovich gives a diamond-clad middle finger to all the haters

People outside of Boston don’t really seem to like the Patriots all that much these days. Too bad. I guess haters gonna hate. via imgur AROUND COVER32 Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s best interior offensive linemen Five Things: Dark horse candidates that could win NFL MVP honors in 2015 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen this year in the AFC North this season First and...
Via cover32
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots D-Line working with ex-Navy Seal

Patriots.comThe New England Patriots are exploring new ways for their defensive lineman to gain more experience with hand fighting, which they will have to do to keep offensive lineman from getting into their body. Dont’a Hightower, Rob Ninkovich, Jabaal Sheard, Dominique Easley and others were seen practicing last week with former Navy SEAL Dom Raso, who runs the Dynamis...
Via Sports-Glory
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady declines to speak at Best Buddies Football Challenge

BOSTON — It was business as usual for Tom Brady on Friday, save for one usual task. The New England Patriots signal-caller participated in organized team activities during the afternoon then took a trip up to Harvard Stadium to quarterback for both teams in the Best Buddies Football Challenge. Brady typically speaks to the media at halftime of the charity event but declined to...
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Rob Ninkovich: ‘We All Support’ Tom Brady In Deflategate

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Tom Brady’s corner remains full of New England Patriots. While Brady could miss four games next season because of a suspension stemming from Deflategate, the Super Bowl champions are sticking by their quarterback through thick and thin. Linebacker Rob Ninkovich, who hosted a ping-pong charity event Monday at Blazing...
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Ninkovich: I ‘Almost Lost It’ Over Brandon Spikes’ Patriots Return

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Cue the Peaches & Herb. Brandon Spikes and the New England Patriots are reunited. And it feels so good to linebacker Rob Ninkovich, who was thrilled to learn Monday the Patriots signed Spikes to a one-year contract. “I’m excited for that,” Ninkovich said Monday at his “Ninko’s Ping Pong Challenge...
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Light Rips Roger Goodell, Calls Deflategate ‘A Ridiculous Circus’

BOSTON — Matt Light spent 11 years protecting quarterback Tom Brady. The former New England Patriots offensive lineman isn’t stopping, even in retirement. Light pulled no punches Monday at Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich’s “Ninko’s Ping Pong Challenge” charity event at Blazing Paddles next to Fenway Park in Boston. The three-time Super Bowl champion sounded off on NFL...
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots bring back LB Brandon Spikes

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports The New England Patriots have re-signed free-agent linebacker Brandon Spikes to a one-year deal on Monday, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Field Yates. From @AdamSchefter & me: the Patriots have signed free agent LB Brandon Spikes to a 1-year deal. Spikes spent the 2014 season Buffalo. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 18, 2015 ...
Via Sports-Glory
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Rob Ninkovich Backs Tom Brady: ‘I Don’t Question’ His Integrity

Tom Brady’s reputation has taken a beating this month following the announcement of his four-game suspension. Those within the New England Patriots’ locker room, however, are standing by their quarterback. Linebacker Rob Ninkovich said Friday in an interview with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher & Rich” that he’s never doubted Brady’s integrity. “I don’t question...
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots issue rebuttal to Wells report

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports The New England Patriots revealed their rebuttal to the Wells report on Thursday. The conclusions of the Wells Report are, at best, incomplete, incorrect and lack context. The Report dismisses the scientific explanation for the natural loss of psi of the Patriots footballs by inexplicably rejecting the Referee’s recollection of what gauge...
Via Sports-Glory
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick to rookies: Only the ‘strong will survive’

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports After seven rounds, the 2015 NFL Draft came to a close on Saturday.  Now the real work begins for the 224 drafted players and several hundred other undrafted players as they prepare for life in the NFL. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick spoke about the next biggest challenge for all of the rookie players. “The biggest challenge for all...
Via Sports-Glory
May 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty on Patriots secondary: ‘I’d be lying if I told you we were gonna be great’

Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports The New England Patriots will be without Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, their top two corners from their fourth Super Bowl-winning season, in 2015.  Defensive back Devin McCourty doesn’t know what to expect from the secondary this season. “I’d be lying if I came out here and told you we were gonna be great,” he said. “Same thing last...
Via Sports-Glory
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Reloading The Musket - Part 4: Patriots Looking For Pass Rush Depth To Step Up

Sheard is a relentless strong-side pass rusher that could spell Ninkovich, or even bump him to outside linebackerMost folks who follow football will be familiar with the name Whitney Mercilus.No, the relentless edge rusher for the Houston Texans hasn't popped up in any rumored connections with the New England Patriots - though their starry-eyed fans are always on the lookout for...
Via Foxborough Free Press
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Ninkovich looking to finally break past number eight

If only he could get past that pesky snowman. And we're not talking about a number on his golf scorecard. Tenth-year defensive end Rob Ninkovich has a goal this year: break past the sack number that... [Click headline for full story]
Via AFC East Daily
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Rob Ninkovich: ‘It’s time to hit the reset button’

New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich said winning the Super Bowl “was awesome,” but now it’s time to focus on 2015. Ninkovich spoke with Phil Perry of on what it’s like to go through an offseason as a defending champion. “I’ve always been really close, but it’s awesome to have been able to do that,” he said. “Now it’s time to hit the...
Via Sports-Glory
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Rolando McClain visiting Patriots

Dallas Cowboys free agent linebacker Rolando McClain is visiting the New England Patriots on Monday, reports ESPN’s Todd Archer. The Cowboys have been in contact with McClain’s agent, Pat Dye, about having him return but have not been able to close a deal.  McClain McClain faces a four-game fine for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. The Cowboys acquired McClain...
Via Sports-Glory
March 30, 2015  |  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...
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Robert McClain announces deal with Patriots

The New England Patriots have now signed a third cornerback in free agency. They signed cornerback Chimdi Chekwa last week and now Bradley Fletcher and Robert Mclain Wednesday. Thankful to have the opportunity to continue my career with the @Patriots — Robert McClain (@bobbymac36) March 18, 2015   McClain visited with the Patriots on Tuesday after spending the last...
Via Sports-Glory
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Restructure DE Rob Ninkovich’s Contract

According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, the Patriots and DE Rob Ninkovich have agreed to a restructured contract on Wednesday. Ninkovich, 31, signed a  four-year, $15.04 million contract that included a $5 million signing bonus with the Patriots before the start of the 2013 season. He still had another two years remaining on the agreement, which includes ... The post Patriots Restructure...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots to sign CB Bradley Fletcher

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports The New England Patriots have now signed two cornerbacks since losing Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner in free agency. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN, New England is signing former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher. CB Bradley Fletcher, who visited the Patriots on Tuesday, is signing with the team. His agent @andysimms confirmed...
Via Sports-Glory
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots sign DE Jabaal Sheard

Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich are a solid edge rusher duo, regardless of scheme, but they had no depth behind them in 2013, which is why they played 1142 and 1114 snaps respectively, 1st and 2nd among 4-3 defensive ends in snaps played respectively. The Patriots added Akeem Ayers for depth purposes in 2014 when Chandler Jones got hurt and he did well in that role, but he left...
Via The Football Fan Spot
March 17, 2015  |  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
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss
Patriots News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Mickelson linked to money laundering?

Reminiscing on 'Love & Basketball' 15 years later

Selecting the 2015 NL All-Stars

The Sixers' latest horde

Projected landing spots for NBA's top free agents

MLB changes format for Home Run Derby

Revis to work out with Patriots DBs

Peterson: I'm still NFL's best RB

Kobe gives great quote on friendship

Winners, losers and steals of the NHL Draft

Carmelo calls Porzingis a 'steal'

WATCH: J.J. Watt scores hockey goal

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.