Rob Ninkovich suspended for four games
Rob Ninkovich has been suspended for four games after testing positive for a banned substance, Mike Reiss of ESPN reports.
The veteran defensive end claimed to be devastated and shocked by the news that he tested positive, claiming to have never knowingly taken a banned substance.
This may actually be a positive for the Patriots and Ninkovich. He has been recovering from a torn triceps injury and he was questionable to be ready for the start of the season. The team can replace him on the roster and Ninkovich can get back to full health. The defensive end was on the radar of owners in IDP fantasy leagues after finishing last season with 52 tackles and 6.5 sacks.