LB Ninkovich to locker room

OAKLAND -- Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich departed for the locker room late in the second half of Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Ninkovich appeared to be battling cramping or some sort of lower body injury early in the second half, but stayed in until the game was in hand. With the Patriots up 31-13 in the final minutes, Ninkovich returned to the locker room.