Reports: NFL Salary Cap Set At $143.28M; Patriots Over By $6.1M

The New England Patriots have eight days to trim their roster. The 2015 NFL salary cap is set at $143.28 million, according to multiple reports. The Patriots have $155,858,547 in total cap commitments, according to the NFL players association’s website. They can carry over $6,442,054 from 2014, which makes their cap figure $149,722,054, meaning the Patriots are $6,136,493 million...
3 days ago  |  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
Via CLNS Radio
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What to do with Jerod Mayo?

Mayo is an interesting contract situation this offseason. (AP)An unquestioned leader on the Patriots, and arguably one of their best players, Jerod Mayo faces an interesting offseason in regards to his contract situation. With a $10.287 cap hit, Mayo is a top five player in terms of cap charges this coming season. What makes this a tricky situation is that Mayo hasn't finished either...
Via Patriots Life
8 days ago  |  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...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick Reveals Love For Monkey Puppets At Super Bowl Media Day

Bill Belichick lets his hair down when he wants to. The New England Patriots head coach showed his kinder, gentler side Tuesday at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day in Phoenix when asked about stuffed animals by linebacker Jerod Mayo’s daughter, Chya. “What stuffed animals do I like?” Belichick responded with a smile. “I like, like, a little puppet. You can kind of put your fingers...
January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerod Mayo: Pats get attacked unfairly sometimes

Photo from WEEIPatriots linebacker Jerod Mayo weighed in on this whole "Deflate-Gate" on Thursday, and went on record as saying the Patriots are attacked unfairly someones, according to WEEI..“I’ve never seen anything like it,” said Mayo. “At the same time I know the guys are focused on Seattle and you know the whole ‘ignore the noise.’ That is what the guys are doing...
Via Patriots Life
January 23, 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

Tom Brady once chipped Jerod Mayo's tooth with headbutt

We have learned a lot about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the first of two weeks leading up to the Super Bowl. For starters, we know he likes his footballs a lot less inflated than some other quarterbacks. We also know he is so intense before games that he has been known to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Pro-Bowl Snubs?

Were any Patriots snubbed from the 2014 Pro-Bowl? Kyle:  The only snub I can think of is Dont’a Hightower. He has been a force inside- a game changer that it is glaring Jerod Mayo is not. Mayo makes a bunch of tackles, but Hightower makes impact plays. Beyond Hightower, there is no other Patriot who was snubbed. Let’s hope that none of the Pro Bowl talk matters and that the...
Via Foxboro Blog
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

How good is Jamie Collins? A statistical break down

When Jerod Mayo went down with a season ending injury in week six at Buffalo, we wondered who would step up and fill the void in the middle of the defense. Enter Jamie Collins. Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesCollins showed a flash of potential in the Divisional Round of the 2013 Playoffs against the Indianapolis Colts. He was all over the field, wreaking havoc on Andrew Luck and...
Via Patriots Life
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots LB Akeem Ayers: Lopsided Trade Benefiting New England.

Without defensive end Chandler Jones and linebacker, Jerod Mayo, landing on IR, the Patriots acquired Ayers, in what could be described as a lopsided deal. 
Via CLNS Radio
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamie Collins leads the Patriots defense to victory

Todd Warshaw/GettyIn their week 6 game against Buffalo the Patriots linebacker corps took a huge hit when Jerod Mayo was lost for the season. He was also a team captain and defensive play caller. Dont'a Hightower had to step up and fill in the signal caller role left by Mayo. He was able to lead the defense to five wins against some of the most explosive offenses in the league. Then...
Via Patriots Life
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Jamie Collins Handled Increased Role ‘Very Well’ Vs. Chargers

The New England Patriots already are without linebacker Jerod Mayo, so when Dont’a Hightower was declared inactive for Sunday night’s game against the San Diego Chargers, there was some concern about who would step up at the position. Jamie Collins quickly put an end to those concerns. The second-year outside linebacker was a force in New England...
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

The New England Patriots shore up their linebacking core

With the season ending knee injury to star linebacker Jerod Mayo Week 6 the Patriots used the trade deadline as their friend. Hate them or love them they are always crafty when it comes to making moves to fill a need because of injury and you have to respect them for that. The Pats acquired linebacker Akeem Ayers from the Tennessee Titans for a 6th round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft...
Via The Front Office News
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dont’a Hightower: Jonathan Casillas, Akeem Ayers Raise Patriots’ Football IQ

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots went from having the NFL’s best linebacker depth to desperation mode in just one year. The Patriots were downright loaded at the position in 2013, with Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes and Dont’a Hightower as starters and Jamie Collins and Dane Fletcher serving as valuable depth — especially after Mayo and Spikes went down with season...
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

With questions on defense, can the Patriots keep this up?

The Patriots continued to prove many doubters wrong with a gigantic 51-23 win over a Chicago Bears team that is very talented on offense, but dysfunctional on the whole. The effort from the Patriots capped off a brilliant month of October in which they went 4-0 and looked like the team many believed had a legitimate shot at winning the Super Bowl. It was vintage New England Patriots...
Via Patriots Life
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Gary Tanguay: Pats could lose division, fails at basic math

Your browser does not support iframes. Comcast SportsNet's Gary Tanguay said yesterday that he thinks there is a legitimate chance the Patriots could lose the AFC East to either the Bills or Dolphins because of injuries sustained to Jerod Mayo, Chandler Jones and Stevan Ridley.I played the won-loss game -- which, of course, is a crap-shoot, but it’s all I’ve got to work with...
Via Patriots Life
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Who is the Bigger Loss, Mayo or Ridley?

Rick: With Chandler Jones out for the next month, you have to say the bigger loss for the Patriots is Jerod Mayo. With Mayo out, the team loses a key leader on defense and someone who helps out against the run. Without Mayo and Jones, the team will be lacking two significant pieces on a defense that was awful at stopping the run and can’t generate much of a pass rush. The Ridley...
Via Foxboro Blog
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: New England Patriots trade for a Jerod Mayo replacement

With the loss of Jerod Mayo, there has been a 250-pound hole in the center of the Patriots run defense. Today, they made a move to fix that. New England made a trade for Tennessee Titans linebacker Akeem Ayers, who has been struggling the last two seasons. In 2012, Ayers tallied 104 tackles and six sacks, but only managed 49 tackles and one sack last year. After undergoing two knee...
Via cover32
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Tennessee Titans to trade OLB Akeem Ayers to New England Patriots

After their Week 6 matchup against the Buffalo Bills, the New England Patriots lost two key components to their team in running back Steven Ridley and linebacker Jerod Mayo. With the Patriots already having depth at the running back position there was no need to go out and sign another RB. But at the linebacker position, the Pats lost Mayo, who is a leader on that defense and depth...
Via Total Sports Live
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Update: Jerod Mayo undergoes surgery

Jerod Mayo underwent surgery this past week on his knee that will effectively end his season and leave him out of New England Patriots activities until mini-camp next year.  NFL media insider Ian Rappaport reports Mayo suffered a patellar tendon tear in New England game against the New York Jets. #468506183 / Patellar tendon tears are an immediate surgical...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Shane Vereen: Frisky Jets; Replacing Mayo; New weapons

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the New England Patriots this week. New England Patriots - Shane Vereen can’t be stopped. (READ) - How did the Patriots play against the Jets? (READ) - Can the Pats replace Jerod Mayo? (READ) - Is Tom Brady gaining trust in some new targets? (READ) You may also be interested...
Via cover32 - Patriots
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots win, but run defense struggles

Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesThe Jets made life a lot tougher on New England then most of us expected (certainly me), keeping the game close the whole way. A big part of the Jets success was the running game - they put up 218 yards on a Patriots defense that struggled without their leader Jerod Mayo.Chris Ivory was the go-to guy all night, putting up 107 yard and a touchdown on the...
Via Patriots Life
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What Did Chicago Bears Learn From Thursday Night Football?

The New England Patriots are the Chicago Bears final opponent before the bye week.  What did their Thursday Night Football victory show? Loss Of Jerod Mayo Only Hurt Their Run Defense For all their dominance of the AFC over the past decade and a half, the Patriots haven’t had the kind of defense they did during the dynasty years.  They’ve especially struggled against the...
Via Sports Mockery
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pats LB Mayo, RB Ridley placed on injured reserve

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots placed linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley on injured reserve, ending their seasons. Both players damaged their right knees in last Sunday's victory at Buffalo. New England signed offensive lineman Chris Barker and running back Jonas Gray from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. Mayo is one of the Patriots' leaders...
Via AP on Fox
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss
Patriots News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Larry Bird trash talks Dominique Wilkins’ statue

Likeliest landing spots for Suh

Jay Cutler available to teams in trade

Ronda Rousey breaks guy's ribs

Ten teams who have tightened the belt

Mayweather waited for Pacquiao to get old, right?

Maurice Jones-Drew announces his retirement from NFL

Ndamukong Suh is biggest prize, risk in free agency

AP will have 'robots' writing game stories

Manning officially returning to Broncos

No one knows who will win the MVP

Pop rips notion of NBA Finals in July

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.