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09/16/2011 - 1:04pm
Patriots sign Ninkovich to extension

Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich has signed a two-year, $4 million extension. The 6-foot-2, 255-pound linebacker started 10 of 16 games last season, totaling 61 tackles, with four quarterback sacks and two interceptions. The 27-year-old, in his sixth season in the league, has become an integral part of the Patriots defense at the outside linebacker spot -- he played 42 of the 77 defensive snaps for New England in the regular-season opener Monday against the Dolphins.

The news was first reported by Brian McIntyre of Macs Football Blog.


09/16/2011 - 12:18pm
Pats practice: Wright, Koppen only missing

FOXBORO -- For the second straight day, Mike Wright and Dan Koppen were the only missing players at the start of Patriots practice on the lower grass field outside Gillette Stadium. 

Wright has been out all week with a concussion suffered Monday in Miami while Koppen is out 6-10 weeks with a broken left ankle. Leigh Bodden, after missing Wednesday with a back issue, was again on the practice field as the team worked out in shorts and shells again. The Patriots are on a short week in preparation for the Chargers Sunday afternoon at Gillette in their home opener. 

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog It Is What It Is

 


09/16/2011 - 12:06pm
Belichick: 'I'd expect' all 3 tackles to play

FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick said Friday he expects starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer to be available to play against the Chargers after missing Monday night's season opener in Miami with a sore back. Belichick suggested that Vollmer, rookie Nate Solder and Matt Light would likely work in a rotating system of tackles as the team continues to find its way along an offensive line that lost its starting center on Monday. 

"I would expect all three of those guys to play, Light Solder and Vollmer," Belichick said. "I'd think they all play."

The team practiced in shorts and shells on the lower grass fields on Friday in preparation for Sunday's home opener at Gillette at 4:15 p.m., with Vollmer, Solder and Light all at practice. 

The news is not as clear on defensive lineman Mike Wright, who missed again Friday with a concussion suffered Monday in Miami. Belichick deferred to his medical staff when asked if last...

09/16/2011 - 10:30am
Bledsoe on D&C: 'Heart and soul' with Pats

Former Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe joined Dennis & Callahan Friday morning to talk about his time in New England, his induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame and what life his life is like after football.

"The thing that I'm most proud of is being part of those teams that really started to turn the franchise around," Bledsoe said. "I came here in '93, the franchise hadn't had a lot of success for a number of years prior to that, and when I left here in '01, things were really headed toward where they are now, which is probably the premier franchise in the National Football League."

After being drafted No. 1 overall by the Patriots in 1993, Bledose quickly became the face of the franchise. In 1994, he led New England to its first playoff appearance in eight years. Two years later, Bledsoe carried the Patriots to Super Bowl XXXI, where they fell to the Packers. His last season with the Pats was 2001, when...

09/16/2011 - 10:22am
Pats practice squad: Nick McDonald back

FOXBORO -- In an ongoing shuffling of their practice squad, the Patriots Friday announced that they have signed offensive lineman Nick McDonald back to the squad while releasing receiver Kerry Taylor. 

McDonald was released on Thursday so the Pats could sign offensive lineman Thomas Welch back to the practice squad. Welch was activated Monday night when starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer couldn't go. Meanwhile, the team continues to try to build depth on the line with starting center Dan Koppen likely out 6-10 weeks with a broken bone in his left ankle. 

Friday's move leaves the Patriots with no receivers on their practice squad but once again gives them three offensive linemen. 

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog It Is What It Is.


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