Last updated on January 3, 2016 12:05 PM EDT

Rob Ninkovich

Year Salary Prorated
Signing Bonus
Roster Bonus LTBE Workout Bonus Total Cap Figure Cash Received Remaining Guaranteed Money Cap Hit if Cut Cap Savings if Cut or Traded Comments
2009 $535,000 $560,000 $560,000 $1,760,000 $250,000 roster bonus due on the second day of training camp. Salary fully guaranteed as well as $285,000 of 2010 salary
2010 $420,000 $305,000 $725,000 $1,335,000 $1,200,000 Ninkovich earned an $25,000 escalator raising his salary from $395,000 to $420,000. $285,000 of his 2010 salary fully guaranteed. $915,000 option bonus.
2011 $525,000 $305,000 $25,000 $855,000 $550,000 $610,000 $25,000 offseason workout bonus. ninkovich's 2011 salary was increased from $510,000 to $525,000 so as reach the new salary minimum as laid out in the new CBA.
2012 $900,000 $666,666 $100,000 $1,666,666 $1,000,000 $1,333,334 $100,000 offseason workout bonus
2013 $1,400,000 $1,916,668 $200,000 $105,575 $3,622,243 $6,505,575 $6,400,000 $5,000,000 signing bonus. Pro Bowl incentive of $200,000. Ninkovich's Pro Bowl incentive is considered to be LTBE not because he was in the Pro Bowl last year (he was not) but any incentive added to a contract during the regular season is considered Likely To Be Earned (LTBE)
2014 $1,000,000 $1,250,000 $250,000 $250,000 $100,000 $2,600,000 $1,600,000 $4,750,000 Ninkovich will make $15,625 for each game that he is on the 46-man active roster list. Pro Bowl incentive of $200,000. Playtime incentive of $250,000 if he plays 75 percent of the defensive snaps. Salary fully guaranteed.
2015 $1,500,000 $2,750,000 $400,000 $100,000 $4,750,000 $5,000,000 $5,500,000 Ninkovich will make $25,000 for each game that he is on the 46-man active roster list
$3 million signing bonus
2016 $1,500,000 $2,750,000 $400,000 $100,000 $4,750,000 $2,000,000 $2,750,000 $2,750,000 $1,400,000 Ninkovich will make $25,000 for each game that he is on the 46-man active roster list.

Rob Ninkovich - I am presuming that Ninkovich's deal is a one-year package and that his base salary is $535,000 - the minimum for a player with his experience. I am also presuming that he did not received a signing bonus as part of the deal. As such, his contract does NOT qualify for the veteran minimum benefit since he does not have 4 years of experience.
December 13, 2009 update ESPNBoston.Com's Mike Reiss blogged on 12/12/2009 that "Outside linebacker/defensive end Rob Ninkovich recently inked a new deal through 2011 which includes a $350,000 signing bonus. Ninkovich, who earns a base salary of $535,000 this season, is scheduled to earn $650,000 in 2010 and $650,000 in 2011. The new contract includes workout bonuses and playing time incentives in 2010 and 2011."
July 23, 2011 update Ninkovich's salary was at the minimum. Therefore, it was increased to $685,000 as part of the new CBA.
September 21, 2011 update Mac's Football Blog blogged on September 16, 2011 that "Before Monday night's season-opening win over the Miami Dolphins, New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich signed a two-year, $4 million contract extension, a league source confirmed. This isn't the first time the Patriots have signed Ninkovich to an under-the-radar, two-year extension. In November of 2009, Ninkovich signed a two-year, $1.714 million contract extension that included a $350,000 signing bonus and base salaries of $650,000 in each season of the extension (2010-11). In his new deal, his scheduled $685,000 base salary (which had increased by $35,000 via the new collective bargaining agreement) remains, with the Ninkovich receiving a $2 million signing bonus and $900,000 base salaries in 2012 and 2013. Ninkovich can also earn $100,000 workout bonuses in 2012 and 2013, and there are undisclosed base salary escalators in 2013." Ninkovich is currently in the third season of a two-year, $4 million contract extension signed on Sept. 12, 2011. That deal included $2 million in guaranteed money and over $2 million in playing-time incentives and salary escalators that Ninkovich has reached with ease.
September 22, 2013 update Mac's Football Blog blogged on September 22, 2013 that "Ninkovich earned playing-time incentives of $200,000 in 2011 and $600,000 in 2012. Originally scheduled to earn $900,000 in base salary in 2013, Ninkovich's playing-time last season (82.9 percent) increased his salary to $1.4 million and he has a $900,000 "likely to be earned" incentive tied to his 2013 playing-time."
September 24, 2013 update The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe blogged that "Rob Ninkovich's contract extension has been filed with the league. Here are the details of the new deal, which is a three-year extension worth up to $13.65 million and includes a $5 million signing bonus and $7 million in full guarantees.





September 24, 2013 update ESPNBoston.Com's Field Yates blogged that "Breaking down the three-year contract extension recently signed by Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich, which is added to the end of his current deal ($1.4 million base salary for 2013):

Total terms: 3 years, maximum value of $13.65 million ($7 million in guarantees, with additional bonus money)
Signing bonus: $5 million ($2.5 million paid out up front, $900,000 paid on February 15, 2014 and $1.6 million paid on March 31, 2014)




March 14, 2015 update $1 million of Rob Ninkovich's salary became fully guaranteed on March 14th, the fifth day of the 2015 League Year.

March 14, 2015 update On March 19, 2015 ESPNBoston.Com's Mike Reiss reported "Here are some more details on the contract adjustment, which was first reported by ESPN's Adam Caplan, for New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich.

How do these numbers compare to his original deal, which went through 2016? Ninkovich had been due a $2.1 million base salary in 2015 in his original deal, as well as a $250,000 roster bonus (paid per game), $100,000 workout bonus, $200,000 bonus for making the Pro Bowl and a $250,000 incentive for playing 75 percent of the snaps. In 2016, as part of the original deal, Ninkovich was scheduled to earn $1.5 million, a $300,000 roster bonus (paid per game), and a $100,000 workout bonus. He also had $1.65 million in incentives for playing up to 75 percent of the snaps in the original deal, with another $200,000 if he made the Pro Bowl."

September 11, 2016 update The Boston Globe's Ben Volin and Jim McBride reported that "Here is the breakdown of Ninkovich’s deal:
$1.5 million signing bonus.
$1 million salary in 2016 ($764,706 after the suspension).
$1 million salary in 2017 (guaranteed for injury only).
$400,000 in roster bonuses each year ($33,333 per game in 2016, $25,000 per game in 2017).
$100,000 in offseason workout bonuses in 2016 and 2017.
$500,000 in incentives in 2017 based on playing time.
Salary cap numbers of $4.77 million and $2.25 million

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