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Persistence pays off for Patriots’ Rob Ninkovich

Defensive end is happy to be here

FOXBOROUGH — It is surreal, Rob Ninkovich says, and just a little bit crazy, to think that it has been four years.

It has been four years since Ninkovich arrived in New England, Aug. 2, 2009, to be exact, thinking that the chance the Patriots were offering was very likely his last chance to stick with an NFL team after bouncing back and forth between New Orleans and Miami over the previous three years.

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