Found December 17, 2011 on The Penalty Flag:
Jerod Mayo, the New England Patriots star middle linebacker is now destined to be a Patriot after they signed him to a five-year deal, which he certainly deserves. He is a tackle machine, totaling almost 200 tackles last year. This year he does not have as many tackles, but he has developed a much more rounded game that includes two interceptions and a forced fumble. The question then becomes what happens to Welker? The leading receiver in the NFL is due to become a free agent at the end of the season. With this extension to Mayo, the Patriots have seemingly signaled that they are not going to sign Welker to an extension, or that Welker is looking for more than the Kraft family is willing to give. Either way, it seems that Welker will become a free agent. The question now becomes how will he behave? With the knowledge that one of his fellow players has gotten an extension that many argue Welker should have received too, will Welker still play hard, knowing that any injury could truly hurt his chances in the off-season. Some will argue that most of Welker’s phenomenal stats are produced by the system in [...]

How much will Patriots LB Jerod Mayo’s new five-year extension pay him?

We learned earlier this morning, that Patriots LB Jerod Mayo has just signed a five-year contract extension that will keep him in New England through 2017. But terms were not available at the time. We have some now. How much will Mayo earn? I’m told Mayo will earn $50 million over five years, with $27 million guaranteed. He has $4.5 million guaranteed in 2015, which no other NFL...

Does Patriots WR Wes Welker think about his contract? “Do I think about it? I’m human.”

Patriots LB Jerod Mayo signed a new contract extension on Friday… and all eyes turn to WR Wes Welker. He’s in the final year of his contract, and as far as I can tell, there isn’t progress. What does he think about that? Is his contract on his mind? Welker talked about this topic on WEEI Radio, being pretty blunt about the whole thing. “I try to put it out of my mind,”...

Patriots LB Jerod Mayo on his new contract: “I love playing in New England.”

We told you about the new contract signed by Patriots LB Jerod Mayo, and about some details of a five-year, $50-million extension. After the Patriots 41-23 win over the Broncos yesterday, we got some reaction from some key participants. What did coach Bill Belichick and Mayo think? “I feel fortunate to be here another five years,” said Mayo, who made eight tackles. “I want...

Jerod Mayo's Well-Deserved Contract Extension Could Make Him a Patriots Lifer

It looks like linebacker Jerod Mayo could be a Patriots lifer, and New England head coach Bill Belichick would have it no other way. Mayo reportedly agreed to a five-year contract extension Saturday. Mayo's five-year rookie deal was set to expire after the 2012 season, and if his new contract begins in 2013, he'll be under contract through 2017, which would keep him with...

Patriots LB Mayo agrees to terms on five-year deal

New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo agreed to terms on a five-year contract, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Saturday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the 25-year-old Mayo was set to make $750,000 in the final year of his rookie deal in 2012. A Pro Bowler in 2010, Mayo has collected 68 tackles and two interceptions this season. The 10th overall pick of the...

Welker Good To Go For Patriots

Wide receiver Wes Welker is active for New England. Fantasy Spin: Welker was listed as questionable while nursing a knee ailment during the practice week, but was never in jeopardy of missing todays tilt vs. Denver and should be fine for fantasy duty.

Patriots Sign Jerod Mayo to an Extension

The New England patriots have signed linebacker Jerod Mayo to a five year extension,  according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Mayo’s is currently in his fourth season in the NFL and has proven to be one of the only consistent  players on a horrific Patriots defense. Despite missing some time due to injury,  Mayo has 68 [...]

Report: Patriots lock up LB Mayo with five year extension

Linebacker Jerod Mayo has signed a five-year contract extension with the New England Patriots, reported Comcast SportsNet New England.

Deep Posts: Patriots get five years more Mayo

Hold the Mayo? Not in Foxboro, buddy. The New England Patriots have signed inside linebacker Jerod Mayo to a five-year contract extension. One of the few bright spots on the current New England defense, Mayo will probably be spying St. Tebow on Sunday. [Adam Schefter] Why aren't Jason Pierre-Paul and Victor Cruz of the New York Giants on the Pro Bowl ballot despite their outstanding...

Celtics Green Lost For Season, Mayo Locked Up With Pats For Five

The Celtics announced today that Jeff Green has been diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm, and will miss the 2011-2012 season. He is expected to make a full recovery and is expect to be ready to play next season. Here’s some reaction to the news: What Green’s loss means to C’s – Chris Forsberg, ESPN Boston. JEFF GREEN WILL MISS THE 2011-12 SEASON – Paul Flannery,

Patriots CB Devin McCourty breaks down the facets of the Broncos passing offense…

At the end last week’s win over the Redskins, the entire Patriots defense celebrated LB Jerod Mayo’s interception. But CB Devin McCourty could only give a half-celebration. I noticed how McCourty couldn’t lift his right arm above his shoulder, and mentioned it to him yesterday. He denied it, which was both wrong and kinda cool. He doesn’t care how hurt he is, just how he’s...

Play caller Matt Patricia switches up defense to stop the bleeding

The Broncos ran all over, around, and through the Patriots defense in the first quarter. They pummelled the Pats to the tune of 167 rushing yards. Not pretty, and we hadn’t even reached Tebow Time yet. But then, the Broncos rushed no more. Or at least, the gaping holes that existed in the first quarter, closed up. After Andre Carter went down to injury on the final play of the...

Hernandez takes starring turn in win

By Tim BrittonDENVER -- With Deion Branch out with a groin injury, much of the pregame discussion for the Patriots revolved around who would start opposite Wes Welker at wideout. While Chad Ochocinco got that nod, the biggest beneficiary of Branch's absence appeared to be tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez was everywhere in New England's 41-23 win over the Broncos, catching...

Patriots depart a day early for Denver

By Brian MacPhersonFOXBORO -- Rather than leaving town on Saturday, as they normally would, the Patriots packed up and headed for the airport shortly after the end of practice in Friday afternoon. The extra day will give the Patriots a day to get adjusted both to the new time zone and to the altitude in Denver. They've lost each of the last three games they've played at...
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