Patriots sign Rob Ninkovich to an extension

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network,  the Patriots have signed linebacker Rob Ninkovich to a three-year extension that will run through 2016.

Patriots and Rob Ninkovich reached a 3-year extension worth more than $15M, per source. $8.5M guaranteed. Third highest-paid Pats defender.

Ninkovich is one of the most underrated defenders on the Patriots roster and in the NFL.  He’s one of those players that reminds you of Tedy Bruschi and Mike Vrabel.