Rob Ninkovich will be in New England for at least two more years.
As reported by Brian McIntyre, the Patriots linebacker signed a two-year, 4M contract extension before Monday night's season opener against Miami. Ninkovich starts with a 685,000 base salary with a 2M signing bonus and 900,000 base salaries in 2012 and 2013. He can earn 100,000 workout bonuses in both of the next two years and there are "undisclosed" base escalators in the contract year.
Ninkovich had 61 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions in 16 games last season.