IR, car windows keep Pats LB roller coaster in motion

Your guess for who starts at linebacker for the New England Patriots Sunday is as good as ours. Injuries have followed the unit into the postseason, and starters Jamie Collins, Jerod Mayo and Dont'a... [Click headline for full story]
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pats LB Mayo joins Shake Shack to create 'LineShacker' for good cause

New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo isn't just good at blowing up running backs who break through the line of scrimmage. He knows how to come up with a tasteful milkshake for a good cause.Mayo is teaming up with Shake Shack to create the "LineShacker." It's a milkshake that consists of vanilla frozen custard, pecan sticky bun flavors from Joanne Chang's Flour Bakery, and is...
Via Fox Sports
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

IDP Rankings, Week 13: Freeny With A Side Of Mayo

The biggest news coming out of Sunday Night Football is that the Patriots finally lost. The second biggest news is the fortunately non-serious injury to Gronk. But for IDP purposes, the news that matters the most is that Dont'a Hightower went down with an MCL sprain and is likely out for the rest of the fantasy season. He joins Jamie Collins (still out with a mysterious illness)...
Via Razzball Football
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Patriots LB Jerod Mayo Whacks Broncos QB Brock Osweiler

Late in the game Sunday with the  Denver Broncos, the New England Patriots were doing all they could to slow the roll that Brock Osweiler was on. They brought all they could in an effort to keep him from making clutch throw after clutch throw, but every time he took the hit and made the throw anyway.They were not all completions--like this throw after taking a blow from Jerod Mayo...
Via FatManWriting
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Jamie Collins, Danny Amendola ruled out for Pats game

DENVER, Colo. — New England Patriots starting linebacker Jamie Collins and slot receiver Danny Amendola stayed back in Foxboro while the rest of their teammates traveled to Denver. Collins, Amendola and tight end Michael Williams officially were ruled out Saturday night for the Patriots’ Week 12 matchup with the Denver Broncos. Collins was listed as doubtful Friday, while Williams...
November 28, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Highs and lows from win over the Bills

Monday Night Football returned to Foxborough for the Patriots 20-13 win against the Buffalo Bills. In what was the first of many cold weather games for the New England Patriots, tempers flared and the offense looked sub-zero cold. Entering Monday night’s game, questions surrounded the New England offense. Without their top receiver and still feeling the recent loss of plugger Dion...
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Dont’a Hightower Won’t Play Vs. Colts Because Of Injury To Ribs

The New England Patriots reportedly will be down a defensive starter Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Linebacker Dont’a Hightower won’t play after being listed as questionable with an injury to his ribs, a source told the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe. Hightower suffered the ailment early in the Patriots’ Week 5 win over the Dallas Cowboys. Jerod Mayo and reserve linebacker...
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski, Jerod Mayo Spoofed In ‘Tonight Show’ Superlatives (Video)

If you think about it, Rob Gronkowski is kind of a funny-looking human being, and after seeing this “Tonight Show” segment, you’ll never look at him the same again. Jimmy Fallon and the rest of the “Tonight Show” crew put together its latest superlatives segment Thursday night ahead of Sunday night’s matchup between the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts. As...
October 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Dont’a Hightower Participates with Rib Injury

FOXBORO, Mass. — A rib injury held Dont’a Hightower out of the final three quarters of the New England Patriots’ 30-6 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, but the starting linebacker was back at practice Wednesday. Patriots left tackle Nate Solder, who’s reportedly out for the season with a torn right biceps, was the lone Patriots player absent from practice. There were...
October 14, 2015  |  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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September 29, 2015  |  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...
September 14, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
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

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...
July 30, 2015  |  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...
July 30, 2015  |  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
July 28, 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
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