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Jerod Mayo | Linebacker

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/23/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 250
College: Tennessee
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Patriots WLB Jerod Mayo (pectoral) is participating in Organized Team Activities.
Mayo is progressing well after missing the final 10 games of 2013. He's been cleared for team drills and remains on track for training camp. With Dont'a Hightower moving into more of a pass-rush role, Mayo and Jamie Collins are ticketed for the majority of the true linebacker snaps in Bill Belichick's nickel packages. May 30 - 8:02 PM

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Patriots WLB Jerod Mayo (pectoral) isn't yet 100 percent.

Mayo went down in Week 6. "I don't know how it'll feel when we start going out there doing different things as far as a little bit of contact drills," Mayo said Tuesday. "Even though there's no pads, you can fall a certain way so I'm just gonna take it one day at a time and see how it goes." Mayo did say that he's getting stronger "every day." He's expected to be ready for training camp.
May 6 - 5:57 PM

ESPN Boston expects Patriots WLB Jerod Mayo (pectoral) to be ready for training camp.

Mayo went down in Week 6. Torn pecs usually require 4-6 months of rehab, so there's a chance Mayo will even be ready for OTAs. Barring a setback, he'll be full steam for training camp. Fill-in Jamie Collins shined in Mayo's absence, but the Pats aren't going to have trouble finding spots for both players.
Source: ESPN Boston
Feb 6 - 3:52 PM

Patriots placed WLB Jerod Mayo (pectoral) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Mayo needed surgery to repair the right pectoral muscle he tore against the Saints in Week 6. It's another massive blow to a defense that has already lost captain and Vince Wilfork (Achilles') for the season. Second-round rookie Jamie Collins will step in at weak-side linebacker, but he's going to struggle to replace a guy that has led the Patriots in tackles for five straight years, been to two Pro Bowls and calls the defensive plays. Mayo should be back in 2014 at a reasonable $3.25 million base salary.
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 09:47:00 AM

ESPN Boston confirms that WLB Jerod Mayo (pectoral) is not expected to play again this season.

Mayo tore his pectoral during Sunday's win over the Saints and reportedly underwent surgery. The Patriots may be able to replace his talent with No. 52 overall pick Jamie Collins, but they won't be able to truly replace what he brings to a defense allowing just 16.2 points per game (fourth-best in the NFL). Mayo plays every down, calls the plays in the defensive huddle, has led the team in tackles in five straight years and has been to the Pro Bowl twice. The Patriots previously lost defensive captain Vince Wilfork (Achilles') for the season as well.
Source: ESPN Boston
Wed, Oct 16, 2013 08:29:00 AM

Yahoo Sports reports Patriots WLB Jerod Mayo underwent surgery for a torn pectoral Tuesday, and could miss the rest of the season.

If true, it's highly unlikely Mayo plays another down this season. The Patriots have already used their short-term I.R. slot on RB Shane Vereen (wrist surgery). Mayo suffered the injury in Sunday's win over the Saints, but the Pats haven't updated his status since. It would be a big loss for a defense that's already down NT Vince Wilfork. It's worth noting, however, that Mayo has graded out spectacularly poorly in Pro Football Focus' ratings.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 07:46:00 PM

Patriots LB Jerod Mayo hurt his right shoulder in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Saints.

Mayo went down when he collided with both Darren Sproles and a teammate in the fourth quarter. He left the stadium in a sling. Mayo came into this one with 49 tackles and 1.5 sacks in the first three weeks.
Sun, Oct 13, 2013 09:02:00 PM

WLB Jerod Mayo admits the Patriots let Ahmad Bradshaw score on what proved to be the game-winning touchdown of Super Bowl XLVI.

"That’s situational football," Mayo said. "We needed Tommy (Brady) to get the ball and do his thing." Bradshaw attempted to go down at the one-yard line after the sea parted from the Patriots' six with 0:57 remaining, but his momentum carried him into the end zone. Eli Manning later said he was telling Bradshaw to fall down. Had Brady guided the Pats to a game-winning score, Bradshaw's mistake would have been remembered for a long time in New York.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Feb 6, 2012 09:24:00 AM

Jerod Mayo's contract extension has a total value of $48.5 million, with $25 million guaranteed.

Mayo was making just $600,000 this season and ranks third on the Patriots with 68 tackles despite missing two games with a knee injury. The contract includes an average base salary of $9.7 million over five-years, with $25 million in bonus and/or guaranteed money.
Sun, Dec 18, 2011 12:53:00 PM

Patriots agreed to terms with WLB Jerod Mayo on a five-year contract extension.

The financial details are not yet available. Coming off his first Pro Bowl appearance, Mayo is making just $600,000. He was set to make $750,000 in the final year of his rookie deal in 2012. Third on the Pats with 68 tackles despite missing two games with injury, Mayo has graded out as Pro Football Focus' eighth best 4-3 outside linebacker this season.
Sat, Dec 17, 2011 10:26:00 AM

Patriots WLB Jerod Mayo (knee) did not play a full complement of snaps in his return to the field Sunday.

Mayo was active for the first time since Week 4, but did not start and ended up with just two tackles. He should quickly ramp back up to an every-down role.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mon, Oct 31, 2011 09:00:00 AM

Patriots WLB Jerod Mayo and RT Sebastian Vollmer made the team flight to Pittsburgh, giving them a chance to suit up for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Both are listed as questionable. Mayo sprained his MCL against the Raiders on October 2 and missed the last two games. Vollmer has been inactive for five of the Patriots' last six contests with a back injury. Josh Barrett (thumb) did not travel with the team and has been downgraded to "out."
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, Oct 30, 2011 08:28:00 AM

Coach Bill Belichick doesn't plan to make a decision on LB Jerod Mayo's (knee) availability for the Steelers game until this weekend.

Mayo has been limited in practice the past two days. "He's trying to do a little bit more each day," said Belichick. "We'll see how that goes today. And then, we'll make a decision on this weekend, based on the whole body of work."
Fri, Oct 28, 2011 01:08:00 PM

Patriots LB Jerod Mayo (knee) is not expected to be active for Week 6.

Mayo is officially questionable after making a surprise return to practice on Friday, but is expected to remain sidelined until the Patriots return from their Week 7 bye. Gary Guyton and Brandon Spikes should again split snaps in his place against the Cowboys on Sunday.
Sat, Oct 15, 2011 09:58:00 AM

Patriots LB Jerod Mayo (knee) made a surprising return to practice on Friday.

Mayo's sprained left MCL was expected to keep him out for another month, so he's well ahead of his recovery timetable. While he seems like a long shot to play against the Cowboys just before the bye week, Mayo's quick return to the field is great news for the Patriots' defense going forward.
Fri, Oct 14, 2011 12:10:00 PM

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