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Ninkovich earns practice belt

12/22/2010

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Outside linebacker Rob Ninkovich earned this week's "Dirty Show" belt as the player coaches felt had the best week of practice on the scout team leading up to a victory.

This is the first time that Ninkovich, who has earned a top role in the 3-4 defense, has been a practice player of the week. He joined running back Thomas Clayton and offensive linemen Rich Ohrnberger and Mark LeVoir as practice players of the week -- those who the coaching staff feel best prepared the team in the days leading up to a victory.

The season breakdown:

Game 14 (Packers)

RB Thomas Clayton

OT Mark LeVoir

OLB Rob Ninkovich

G Rich Ohrnberger

Game 13 (Bears)

QB Brian Hoyer

S Ross Ventrone

WR Matthew Slater

DE Eric Moore

OL Ryan Wendell

Game 12 (Jets)

S Ross Ventrone

ILB Dane Fletcher

CB Thad Turner

DL Kyle Love

WR Matthew Slater

TE Aaron Hernandez

Game 11 (Lions)

WR Julian Edelman

CB Tony Carter

S Ross Ventrone

LB Tracy White

OT Steve Maneri

G Thomas Austin

Game 10 (Colts)

QB Brian Hoyer

S Ross Ventrone

WR Taylor Price

LB Pierre Woods

Game 9 (Steelers)

QB Brian Hoyer

WR Julian Edelman

C/G Ryan Wendell

TE Aaron Hernandez

S Ross Ventrone

TE Carson Butler

Game 7 (Vikings)

CB Tony Carter

OL Steve Maneri

OL Thomas Austin

S Ross Ventrone

Game 6 (Chargers)

CB Darius Butler

CB Tony Carter

WR Taylor Price

Game 5 (Ravens)

WR Matthew Slater

ILB Dane Fletcher

C/G Ryan Wendell

NT Kyle Love

OLB Shawn Crable

WR Darnell Jenkins

TE Carson Butler

Game 4 (Dolphins)

OLB Shawn Crable

ILB Tyrone McKenzie

ILN Dane Fletcher

WR Julian Edelman

C/G Rich Ohrnberger

Game 3 (Bills)

S Sergio Brown

ILB Dane Fletcher

TE Aaron Hernandez

QB Brian Hoyer

S Jarrad Page

Game 1 (Bengals)

CB Tony Carter

S Patrick Chung

OLB Shawn Crable

C/G Rich Ohrnberger

G Stephen Neal

C/G Ryan Wendell