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Rob Ninkovich

30-Year-Old Defensive End – New England Patriots

2014 Defensive Stats

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2014 Defensive Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

Ninkovich is New England's most experienced and reliable edge defender, providing end looks in the 4-3 while adding linebacker versatility in 3-4 fronts. That means he rarely leaves the field, and whe...

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2014 ADP:

IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Heel      FRI PRACTICE:   Limited
HT: 6' 2"   WT: 260   DOB: 2/1/1984
College: Purdue  DRAFTED: 5th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Rob Ninkovich Contract Information:

Signed a two-year contract extension in September of 2011.

December 21, 2014  –  Rob Ninkovich News

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Ninkovich (heel) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Jets.

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Rob Ninkovich NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 26 NE 16 53 38 15 4 3 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0
2011 27 NE 16 73 42 31 6.5 4 2 1 1 3 10 0 0 0
2012 28 NE 16 58 32 26 8 1 0 0 5 4 0 0 0 0
2013 29 NE 16 91 42 49 8 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
2014 30 NE 14 54 42 12 8 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Rob Ninkovich – Playing Time Overview

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#1 Defensive End
  1. Rob Ninkovich
New England Patriots

Snap Count Stats

916

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Rob Ninkovich was on the field for 916 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

72

Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Rob Ninkovich was on the field for 72 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 908 144
2013 1028 67
2014 916 72
Rob Ninkovich 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Mia 36 6 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Min 66 7 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Oak 58 8 6 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @KC 63 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Cin 52 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Buf 69 2 6 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 NYJ 87 7 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Chi 60 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
9 Den 80 5 3 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Ind 57 4 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Det 80 5 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @GB 73 15 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @SD 57 2 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Mia 78 5 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @NYJ 0 0 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Buf

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Rob Ninkovich
As Compared To Other Defensive Ends
Height:   6' 2"
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Weight:   260 lbs
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New England Patriots Team Injury Report
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Kyle Arrington  Inact
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Dan Connolly  Inact
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Alfonzo Dennard  Inact
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Jordan Devey  Inact
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Julian Edelman  Inact
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Jerod Mayo  IR
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Greg Orton  IR
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James White  Inact

Rob Ninkovich: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ninkovich (heel) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets.

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Ninkovich (heel) was on the field for all 78 snaps on defense in Sunday's win over the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

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Ninkovich (heel) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

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Ninkovich (heel) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

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Ninkovich (heel) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday, the Patriots' official site reports.

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Ninkovich was on the field for all 68 defensive snaps in Sunday's win over the Vikings, ESPN.com reports.

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Ninkovich was on the field for 35-of-74 snaps on defense in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

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Ninkovich is not listed on the Patriots' Week 1 injury report.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The addition of second-round pick and pass rusher Jamie Collins is a concern for Ninkovich, but Collins could still be a year away from eating into Ninkovich's snap count, especially on first and second downs. Ninkovich has carved out a nice role as a DE/LB tweener with the Patriots, posting 131 tackles and 14.5 sacks the last two years. Expect more of the same with the more dynamic Collins likely serving as injury insurance for Chandler Jones in Year 1.

2012

The versatile Ninkovich is listed as a linebacker by the Patriots' PR department, but he has a good shot to end up starting at left defensive end for the team. He racked up 74 tackles and 6.5 sacks last season, so there sneaky IDP value to be had here if he ends up with DL eligibility.

2011

Quietly racked up 62 tackles, four sacks and two picks last season. He'll remain in the Pats' strong-side linebacker mix and is worth a look in deeper leagues.

2010

In the Patriots' outside linebacker mix, Ninkovich should easily eclipse his 2009 total of 23 tackles if he can carve out a steady role.