The 33-year-old joined the Patriots in 2009 as a linebacker after having spent time in Miami and New Orleans. Ninkovich took one shot at the Dolphins during the questions and answers portion of his retirement ceremony.
A tearful Ninkovich spoke directly to Belichick at the news conference. Mike Reiss of ESPN.com notes that Ninkovich has been absent from training-camp practices for what head coach Bill Belichick calls "personal reasons", and that Ninkovich is not expected to practice on Sunday. He was a team captain in 2013 and 2015 and part of two Super Bowl championship teams. I hope I can take that knowledge you've given me over the years, and if I'm coaching or in football or doing something, and pass it on to the next group of guys. Underneath the message was Ninkovich's No. 50, with a New England Patriots logo in the middle, and then five images of Ninkovich, one of which was him kissing the Lombardi Trophy.
"Personally, I can't thank you enough for what you did for the team and organization", he said.
"He's got a lot of great attributes, and one of the best, I think, is his first name", Kraft joked "Secondly, as Coach and I have described, he was a great player for us for almost a decade".
There were some laughs too, with Ninkovich saying he looked forward to tailgating, something he hasn't done before. "Just a special, really special guy". "I love this game".
New England's depth chart includes Trey Flowers, who led the team with seven sacks last season, newcomer Kony Ealy, acquired in a trade with Carolina, Geneo Grissom and rookies Derek Rivers and Deatrich Wise Jr.
On the multiple television screens in the room read the following message: "Thank you Rob Ninkovich, 2X Super Bowl champ".
"He is a great teammate to have". I was with him for half a year in New England, but I have known him for years.
AP Sports Writer Tom Canavan in East Rutherford, N.J. contributed.
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