Rob Ninkovich DL NE 2 Days

Ninkovich (heel) was on the field for all 78 snaps on defense in Sunday's win over the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

Per the report, no NFL defensive lineman has played more snaps this season than Ninkovich, who recorded three tackles and a sack on Sunday.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE 4 Days

Ninkovich (heel) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

Though limited at practice this week, Ninkovich will give it a go Sunday. The Patriots' starting left defensive end continues to merit attention in IDP formats, having recorded 51 tackles and seven sacks in 13 games to date.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE 6 Days

Ninkovich (heel) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

Ninkovich practiced in a limited fashion all week, but those who have been using him in IDP formats are advised to verify his status in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. To date, Ninkovich has recorded 51 tackles and seven sacks in 13 games.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE 8 Days

Ninkovich (heel) was listed as a limited practice participant Wednesday, the Patriots' official site reports.

Given that this is the first time that Ninkovich has appeared on the Patriots' injury report this season, per weei.com, the defensive end's status will be worth tracking as Sunday's kickoff against the Dolphins approaches. To date, Ninkovich has recorded 51 tackles and seven sacks in 13 games.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE 3 Months

Ninkovich was on the field for 68-of-68 snaps on defense in Sunday's win over the Vikings, ESPN.com reports.

After seeing just 35-of-74 snaps in Week 1, Ninkovich saw full-time duty this past Sunday, while recording three tackles and a sack in the contest. As�long as his workload stabilizes in the coming weeks, Ninkovich should retain utility in IDP formats.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE 3 Months

Ninkovich was on the field for 35-of-74 snaps on defense in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

The report notes that Ninkovich -- who recorded four tackles in the contest -- played 95 percent of the Patriots' defensive snaps in 2013, so his Sunday count is notable. Given his production (91 tackles and eight sacks) last season, IDP owners may want to wait and see if there was an injury in play here, or if his Week 1 usage was game-plan specific.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE 3 Months

Ninkovich is not listed on the Patriots' Week 1 injury report.

Ninkovich -- who notched a career-high 91 tackles, along with eight sacks and two forced fumbles in 16 starts for the Patriots in 2013 -- is thus healthy to start the season and in line to retain IDP relevance, while manning the team's starting left end slot.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE Jul 03 '79

Patriots signed LE Rob Ninkovich to a three-year contract extension through 2016.

Ninkovich is one of the more underrated players in the league. He was in the final year of his contract before agreeing to the extension through his age-32 season. Ninkovich has yet to register a sack this season, but he recorded 18.5 of them from 2010-12. He also forced five fumbles last season.

Rob Ninkovich DL NE Mar 25 '79

ESPN Boston considers DE Rob Ninkovich a candidate for a long-term extension.

Ninkovich is in the final season of a two-year, $4 million extension. The Patriots currently have $8.32 million cap space, so he could be signed to a multi-year deal before training camp. Ninkovich had five forced fumbles and led New England with eight sacks in 2012. Brandon Spikes and Ryan Wendell are also set to become free agents following the season

Rob Ninkovich DL NE Nov 09 '78

ESPN Boston believes DE Rob Ninkovich is a candidate for a contract extension this offseason.