Rob Ninkovich is relied upon to declare his retirement on Sunday, as per ESPN’s Mike Reiss.
The Patriots have planned a news meeting for 12:15 p.m. ET on Sunday. The group did not determine that what the news gathering is for, however it’s broadly accepted that it’s Ninkovich’s legitimate retirement declaration.
Ninkovich missed the initial three days of preparing camp for what the Patriots called “individual reasons.” Once he missed his third day, the primary cushioned preparing camp practice, the written work was essentially on the divider.
The hard-nosed linebacker was a fifth-round pick by the New Orleans Saints in the 2006 NFL Draft. He at times played in New Orleans, and afterward with the Miami Dolphins before finding a home in New England.
Ninkovich had his most profitable NFL years with the Patriots. He had been a predictable starter in New England for the previous seven years. Be that as it may, this season, his employment was most likely going to be taken by newcomer Kony Ealy. He won’t need to stress over his position on the group’s profundity diagram any longer.
Ninkovich, 33, accumulated 460 handles, 46 sacks, 10 constrained bungles and 5 block attempts in 11 seasons. He’s credited for 423 handles and 46 sacks with the Patriots.