Rob Ninkovich recorded eight sacks for New England last season. (NFL Game Rewind)

Rob Ninkovich recorded eight sacks for New England last season. (NFL Game Rewind)

Rob Ninkovich and the New England Patriots have agreed to a contract adjustment increase, ESPN’s Adam Caplan and Mike Reiss detailed Wednesday afternoon.

The organization raised the left defensive end’s scheduled earnings for the 2015 season to $5 million, with $4.5 million guaranteed.

Ninkovich’s previous pact had him slated to earn a total of $2.45 million next season, with a base salary of $2.1 million, a $250,000 roster bonus, a $100,000 workout bonus, and altogether, a $3.95 million cap hit.

It remains to be seen just how those alterations will affect the 31-year-old’s cap number.

Ninkovich has started all 16 regular-season games for the Patriots since 2011, logging no less than 1,000 snaps in each of the last four seasons. The former New Orleans Saints fifth-round pick has registered eight sacks in each of New England’s last three seasons, and 35.5 in all since arriving in New England as a special-teamer in 2009.

He signed a three-year contract extension worth $15 million in September of 2013.