After days of speculation, due to his lack of presence at the first few days of training camp, New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich officially announced his retirement, Sunday night. 




In 130 career games, 123 of which came as a member of the Patriots, Ninkovich recorded 460 tackles, 46 sacks (all in New England), five interceptions, 24 passes defensed and 27 run stuffs.

Ninkovich played in 16 postseason games with the Pats, including three super bowls with two wins.