HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: New England Patriots player Rob Ninkovich during the Super Bowl LI Pregame Show at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

He will be missed! Rob Ninkovich announced his retirement today at Patriots training camp.  Watch his press conference where he gets choked up thanking “coach” Belichick.

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Rob Ninkovich Retirement Press Conference:

The Patriots are using the hashtag: “ThankYouNinko” on social media…


26k Likes, 287 Comments - New England Patriots (@patriots) on Instagram: "#ThankYouNinko"

Bill Belichick said in his opening remarks at the press conference that, “he’ll be around and he’ll be part of the team” so hopefully we’ll still be seeing him around as a member of the Patriots staff!

BOSTON, MA – FEBRUARY 07: New England Patriots linebacker Rob Ninkovich reacts to the crowd during the Patriots victory parade on February 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Patriots defeated the Atlanta Falcons 34-28 in overtime in Super Bowl 51. (Photo by Michael J. Ivins/Getty Images)