After Ninkovich announced his retirement from the National Football League on Sunday, both Belichick and Patriots owner Robert Kraft lauded the 33-year-old linebacker for an 11-year career that saw him win a pair of Super Bowls with the Patriots.
Wearing No. 50, he reminded some of former Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel, who was a key contributor on three Super Bowl-winning teams. He finishes his career with 46 sacks and 10 forced fumbles.
Ninkovich, 33, was originally a 2006 fifth-round pick of the Saints. He had been a consistent starter in New England for the the past seven years. He also appeared in 16 postseason games, collecting 34 tackles, six sacks and an interception. The team said Ninkovich was out due to personal reasons.
"There's something to be said about going out on top", Ninkovich said Sunday.
After Belichick spoke at length about Ninkovich as a special player and "really special guy", it was Kraft's turn to heap praise on Ninkovich during what Belichick described as a day of mixed emotions. Ninkovich choked up several times during his delivery, including when he spoke directly to Belichick. Thank you. Hopefully my playing career has taught me a lot. 'What do you need me to do, coach?.
As Belichick said, "You can see the testament of everyone here, what Rob means to all of us". "Playing for you, I've learned a tremendous amount".
The Vikings announced Sunday that Rhodes had signed a contract extension, but didn't disclose the terms of the deal. Last week, the Vikings signed defensive end Everson Griffen to a five-year, $58 million extension.
The threat has eased somewhat, the intelligence official said, in part due to the implementation of enhanced security measures . Restrictions are no longer in effect for the last of 10 airports with US bound flights that had a ban on electronic devices.
The state prosecutor's office said late on Friday 18-year-old Gustavo Villamizar had become the latest victim of protest violence. Maduro's regime has forbidden protests through Tuesday, saying violators will face prison terms of five to 10 years.
In the pics, they were seen chilling in the resort alongside KL Rahul, who missed the opening Test due to viral flu. With Ajinkya Rahane by his side, the duo lifted India's lead past the 500-run mark early into the innings.
Cigarettes kill 480,000 people in the USA each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, smoking in the United States is at an all-time low, with just 15 percent of adults still lighting up.
Sunday's incident is among the most serious since Israel and Jordan signed a peace treaty in 1994, the BBC reported Monday. In clashes with police in several areas of Jerusalem and occupied territories, three young Palestinians were killed.
The man who killed one person and injured six in a supermarket knife attack in Hamburg was a "known Islamist", police say. Like the alleged Hamburg attacker, Amri was a failed asylum seeker who could not be deported for lack of documents.
In contrast to the combative nature of their public dialogue over the past three years, Jones praised Cormier afterward. Obviously, there are many factors that will have to be overcome before a Jones-Lesnar showdown can be cemented.
The deputy president had left hours earlier for a campaign rally in the town of Kitale, where he joined President Uhuru Kenyatta. General Service Unit officers patrol outside the gate of DP President William Ruto's Sugoi home in Uasin Gishu County in 2014 .
After $1.13 actual EPS reported by EVRAZ plc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -21.24% negative EPS growth. The share price of British Land Company (LON:BLND) was up +0.75% during the last trading session, with a day high of 609.00.
Ms Abbott referred to the "understandable anger" of people in Mr Charles's community but said demonstrations "must be peaceful". The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating what led to Mr Charles' death.
What was most impressive about the right-arm pacer's wickets was that he managed to dismiss four out of India's top five batsmen. Pandya, who got dropped early in his innings, used the opportunity and scored a blistering half-century of just 49 balls.
Chelsea boss Conte: I lose three kilograms during a game
Juventus value him at around £60 million, which would be too much to pay for a player who primarily operates as a full-back. Turkish Super League giants Besiktas have tabled an offer for Chelsea's controversial striker Diego Costa .
Tesla is focused on Model 3 production challenges at launch
A discussion that one Redditor had earlier today with Tesla customer service also sheds light on possibly delivery dates. The Long-Range model will cover nearly 500km on a single charge , while the Standard Model 3 will do just over 350km.
Rajya Sabha adjourned for day amid ruckus
First hints of the impending reshuffle were given when BJP president Amit Shah chose to fight upcoming Rajya Sabha elections. Moreover, they have accused BJP President Amit Shah of engineering defections by using "money and muscle power".
USA places new sanctions on Iran following rocket launch
Strategic Command, which monitors launches around the world, could only confirm a satellite was not deployed from the rocket. During the 2016 presidential election campaign, the United States president promised to "rip up" the "worst deal ever made".
Ryan defends Priebus, says he's doing 'fantastic job'
Asked what he meant by including Priebus, Scaramucci says, "If Reince wants to explain he's not the leaker, he can do that". Witness the ongoing drama of Trump's daily attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Sessions' refusal to resign.