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Patriots Notebook

Patriots’ Rob Ninkovich given 3-year extension

FOXBOROUGH — Sunday was a great day for Rob Ninkovich even before he stepped onto the Gillette Stadium field with his Patriots teammates.

He would put together what’s become a fairly typical Ninkovich performance: five tackles, including a half-sack on Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman in the Patriots’ 23-3 win.

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