New England Patriots trade for LB Jon Bostic

Aug 14, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Jordan Todman (30) is tackled by Chicago Bears inside linebacker Jon Bostic (57) during the first half of a preseason game at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports It seems like 26-0 loss the Bears suffered at the hands of the Seahawks was enough to make the organization pack it in for...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How Jon Bostic will fit in with the Patriots

The Chicago Bears made a series of trades yesterday. They sent defensive end Jared Allen to the Carolina Panthers. That was the big name trade, even though Allen is on the back nine of his career. They also sent linebacker Jon Bostic to the New England Patriots. Because of this trade, the Patriots have also released running back Travaris Cadet. While many fans may not know...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kenbrell Thompkins, Jerod Mayo Among Patriots’ Practice Players Of The Week

FOXBORO, Mass. — Kenbrell Thompkins has been on the New England Patriots for a little over a week, and he’s already winning awards. Thompkins, who’s currently on the practice squad, was one of five Patriots named practice players of the week. He was joined by quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, safety Tavon Wilson, cornerback Logan Ryan and, surprisingly, linebacker Jerod Mayo...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Five players to watch in Steelers-Patriots

The long offseason is finally over. The 2015 NFL season opens Thursday night with the New England Patriots beginning their title defense against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium. The season kicks off with a marquee quarterback matchup in prime time. Tom Brady has a shiny new Super Bowl ring, and Ben Roethlisberger is at the helm of what is expected to be one of the...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick has endless options with Patriots' talented pass-rushers

FOXBORO, Mass. — It took some convincing, but the New England Patriots proved it this preseason: Their pass rush will be a force in 2015. The theory went for years that if the Patriots acquired another pass rusher, it would give Chandler Jones and Rob Ninkovich much needed rest, making their snaps more productive. The Patriots ignored their need for another premier pass rusher...
September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Position Preview: Linebacker

Do not expect many surprises from the New England Patriots in terms of linebacker personnel in 2015. Jamie Collins and Dont’a Hightower will play at the outside linebacker positions, and Jerod Mayo will man the center of the defense at middle linebacker. If these three can stay healthy, they will form one of the strongest linebacker trios in the NFL. Look for each of these three...
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Mayo making progress

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick shed some rare light on a previously injured player, telling reporters linebacker Jerod Mayo is steadiliy making progress. Mayo is coming off a torn patellar tendon, but has been practicing every day since training camp opened. "Jerod's made progress day by day; nobody works harder than Jerod does," Belichick said Monday, per...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots LB Jerod Mayo is getting closer to returning to the field

The New England Patriots have essentially been without star linebacker Jerod Mayo for the past two seasons. He's played in just six games each of the last two seasons after being healthy for the most part in the five years prior. He's a leader on defense and a player the Patriots absolutely need healthy.Fortunately, he's getting closer to being back on the field and in the middle...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Jerod Mayo, Devin McCourty On Short List Of ‘Special’ Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — There aren’t many players in the NFL like New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo and safety Devin McCourty. Both Mayo and McCourty became captains for the Patriots in just their second seasons in the NFL — 2009 and 2011, respectively. Head coach Bill Belichick praised Mayo and McCourty for the amount of respect they garnered in just their sophomore seasons...
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Linebacker Jerod Mayo Taking Return To Practice ‘One Day At A Time’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Jerod Mayo hasn’t been able to play a full 16-game schedule in each of the last two seasons because of injuries. The New England Patriots linebacker, who agreed to restructure his contract in April, is taking the usual approach of just trying to improve with each training camp practice. “Just rehabbing, staying around here, enjoying time with family, trying...
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Two little-known linebackers who could play a role for the New England Patriots

It seems pretty obvious at this point who will be the starting linebackers for the Patriots Week 1 against the Steelers: Jamie Collins, Dont’a Hightower and Jerod Mayo. However, given the recent circumstances, there is a good chance other not-so-well-known Patriots linebackers will be seeing big chunks of playing time at some point this season. We all know the story with Mayo;...
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July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

How does Jerod Mayo fit into the new scheme of the 2015 defense?

The New England Patriots are closing in on the official start of the 2015 season and defending their Super Bowl championship as they head to training camp in a few short weeks. The Patriots spent the offseason in the headlines with “deflategate” and its fallout, suspensions, fines, appeals, and back-and-forth between the team and the Commissioner’s office. With it (hopefully...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: New England Patriots

Jerod Mayo needs to stay healthy for the New England Patriots The New England Patriots are going to be without some big names on their defense as Darrelle Revis is in New York and Vince Wilfork is in Houston. There are ... Report: Use of drones to film practice in Foxboro and elsewhere draws attention of FAA ... into the use of drones by three NFL teams – ” including the...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting How Brandon Spikes Will Fit With the Patriots

View image | The Patriots have officially signed veteran linebacker Brandon Spikes.  Spikes was the top free agent still available after the free agent signing frenzy. I’m having somewhat of a hard time determining where Spikes will fit and how he’ll see his playing time, but here, I’ll give it a few guesses. Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins combined...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots and Jerod Mayo make a great choice in pay cut decision

When New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo sustained a season ending injury during a contest with the Buffalo Bills in 2014 it seemed all defensive hope would be lost. However, Mayo’s injury proved to be a blessing in disguise allowing the young linebackers of the Patriots to flourish. It gave Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins more responsibility and also allowed for...
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April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jeord Mayo's Restructure Will Benefit Patriots

On Wednesday afternoon Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported, “Patriots & captain Jerod Mayo agreed on a 1-year deal for $4.5M fully guaranteed. Chance to make $6M, sources said. Then 2 option years.” S many have also reported, this deal puts Jerod Mayo in a, “prove it year.” This deal will certainly help the Patriots in many ways. First, it lowers Mayo’s number from...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Linebacker Mayo restructures deal with New England

It's been a tale of two halves for linebacker Jerod Mayo. After missing only five games his first five years in the league, the New England Patriots center has suffered consecutive season-ending... [Click headline for full story]
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerod Mayo Restructures Contract to remain with Patriots

The New England Patriots announced today that they mutually agreed to restructure the contract of veteran linebacker Jerod Mayo. Mayo, originally was signed through the 2017 season but faced a $10 million cap hit that the team viewed as to large to accept. Mayo is a team captain who will enter his eighth season with the Patriots and the fourth longest tenured player on the team...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Mayo, Patriots Agree To Restructured One-Year Deal

Patriots and linebacker Jerod Mayo have come to an agreement on a new contract, a 1-year deal worth $4.5 million worth up to $6 million with a 2-year team option. 
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots LB Jerod Mayo Agrees to Pay Cut to Stay with Team

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday morning that New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo will agree to a pay cut to remain with the team. Mayo will now have a fully-guaranteed base salary of $4.5 million for 2015—down from $6.25 million—with a chance to earn $6 million this year with incentives. The Patriots also added option years on his contract for 2016...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Jerod Mayo, Patriots Agree On One-Year Restructured Contract With Options

New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo reportedly agreed to stick around on a restructured contract. Mayo, who was due a cap hit over $10 million in 2015, agreed to a one-year contract with $4.5 million guaranteed, a source told NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. The contract also includes two option year, according to Rapoport. Mayo, a defensive captain for the Patriots, has played...
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Patriots bring Brandon Spikes back?

Brandon Spikes is a free agent after completing his one-year deal with the Buffalo Bills. He spent his first four seasons in the league with the New England Patriots after they selected him in the second-round of the 2010 draft.  Before departing last offseason, Spikes took a few shots at the Patriots, even saying he was a slave for four years. Now that he’s a free agent,...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots: Offseason Player Profile Part 4: Jerod Mayo

In this series, I look at different memebers of the Patriots and predict what the team will decide to do with them. Next up in our series, linebacker Jerod Mayo
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February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ 2015 Linebackers Outlook: Jerod Mayo Might Need To Take Pay Cut

Editor’s note: will go position by position to break down the Patriots’ depth chart heading into the 2015 offseason. Next up: the defensive line. Jerod Mayo could do the New England Patriots a huge favor this offseason. The Patriots linebacker is set to be one of the Patriots’ highest paid players in 2015 with a $10.6 million salary cap hit, and the team won a Super...
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Pumped-Up Tom Brady Once Head-Butted Jerod Mayo, Chipped His Tooth

Tom Brady is so fiery, it hurts. Hurts his teammates, that is. The New England Patriots quarterback has been known to scare his teammates with his violent and intense touchdown celebrations, and his love for dropping f-bombs on the sideline has been well-documented. But only one teammate (that we know of) actually had to make a trip to the dentist as a direct result of Brady’s...
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss
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