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Five Patriots facing a make-or-break season in 2015

The New England Patriots are known for managing their contracts in remarkable fashion, similar to the way the Green Bay Packers handle their players. Rarely are the Patriots strapped financially to poor contracts, but every now and then, a player doesn’t play to the level of his contract. Like most teams, the Patriots have a few players that fall under that category and could be...
Via Fox Sports
19 hours ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dont’a Hightower’s Patriots Training Camp Appearance A Welcome Surprise

FOXBORO, Mass. — Fears that Dont’a Hightower could miss the beginning of the New England Patriots’ 2015 season were put to rest Thursday when he made a surprise appearance at training camp. Hightower played on a torn labrum for the final two months of the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX-winning season, and offseason shoulder surgery was expected to keep him out six to seven months...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Training Camp Attendance: Starting Linebackers Back Practicing

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ starting defense received a boost during the team’s month off for summer vacation. Linebackers Jerod Mayo, Dont’a Hightower and Jamie Collins and defensive end Chandler Jones practiced Thursday after missing all or most of organized team activities and minicamp in the spring. Mayo, Hightower and Jones appeared limited in their return...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots May Avoid Problems in Defensive Secondary

Jacquizz Rodgers #32 of the Atlanta Falcons runs against the defense of Jerod Mayo #51 and Jamie Collins #91 of the New England Patriots during the game at Georgia Dome on September 29, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images) The main weakness of the New England Patriots headed into the preseason has been well-documented as being the defensive secondary. The losses...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  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;...
Via cover32
25 days ago  |  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...
Via cover32
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Monday web roundup: New England Patriots

New England Patriots AFC East Offseason Analysis The New England Patriots have had a stranglehold on the AFC East for the past decade and a half. Since 2001, the Patriots have not finished first in the division ... Camp Battle #5: Linebacker Depth The Patriots top 3 linebackers are Jerod Mayo, Dont'a Hightower, and Jamie ... I do believe he is a future starter, whether it's...
Via 60 Max Power O
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...
Via 60 Max Power O
June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting How Brandon Spikes Will Fit With the Patriots

View image | gettyimages.com 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...
Via TopSportsReport
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...
Via EndZoneScore
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...
Via Pro Football Spot
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]
Via AFC East Daily
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...
Via TopSportsReport
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. 
Via CLNS Radio
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...
Via Sportsnaut
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...
Via NESN.com
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,...
Via Sports-Glory
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
Via CLNS Radio
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Editor’s note: NESN.com 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...
Via NESN.com
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...
Via NESN.com
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

VIDEO: Key & Peele Make Picks For Conference Championship Games

NFL veterans Dante Pibb and Bertram Skilling break down the factors that will determine whether Indianapolis or New England will be the AFC champion. NFL commentator Bertram Skilling gets carried away while discussing with Dante Pibb whether Green Bay or Seattle will win the NFC championship. Key and Peele, most widely known by sports fans for their fake football players name segment...
Via The Awesome Boston
January 16, 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

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
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