The contract for New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich has been adjusted to give him a pay boost for 2015, a league source tells ESPN's Adam Caplan.
The Patriots increased Ninkovich’s compensation for the 2015 season to a total of $5 million, with $4.5 million fully guaranteed (base salary and signing bonus combined) and the remaining $500,000 in workout and roster bonuses.
In his previous deal, Ninkovich was scheduled to earn $2.45 million, with a base salary of $2.1 million ($1 million became fully guaranteed last Saturday) and the remaining $350,000 in workout and roster bonuses.
We'll break down the salary-cap implications of this adjustment (the Patriots could have picked up some space) when more details become available. Ninkovich is signed through the 2016 season.