Patriots workout bonuses to be paid

The Patriots begin their offseason workouts tomorrow! While there is always reason to be excited about team-related activities picking up pace once again, some of the Patriots players will have extra incentives to show up due to workout bonuses. Per Field Yates of ESPN Boston, here's the players who have some monetary gain to be made by showing up to offseason workouts...
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Tedy Bruschi: New England’s best inside linebacker ever?

The New England Patriots face an off-season with a need to find depth at inside linebacker after the departure of Brandon Spikes in free agency. One avenue to explore is the NFL Draft to find another player to handle the inside (or Mike) linebacker position in the base 4-3 defense going forward. That leads to the question: who was the best New England Patriots draft pick ever at...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Spikes’ departure leaves a hole for the New England Patriots

The New England Patriots have made numerous changes on defense since their last Super Bowl championship after the 2004 season. One trend that has stood out has been the steady use of five or six defensive backs on a regular basis and leaving a linebacker (usually the middle linebacker) on the sidelines on second and third downs. With two linebackers on the field the Patriots were...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Patriots target an outside linebacker in the 2014 NFL Draft?

Athletic rookie Jamies Collins turned in an outstanding performance for the Patriots at left outside linebacker at the tail end of the 2013 season. While Dont’a Hightower struggled at times in Jerod Mayo’s absence, the second year player out of Alabama found his footing over the final few games. Collin’s freak athleticism combined with Hightower’s cerebral, gritty play (not...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

What should the Patriots do if Vince Wilfork leaves?

The New England Patriots had a glaring hole in 2013: the middle of the defense. With the loss of defensive tackles Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly along with middle linebacker Jerod Mayo to season-ending injuries the Patriots struggled in rush defense. Without Kelly and Wilfork manning the middle of the defensive line, the Patriots made due with undrafted rookie free agent Joe Vellano...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Patriots most likely to disappoint in 2014

Every team has players that excel one year, and regress the next year. While the Patriots have yearly consistency from the likes of Tom Brady and Jerod Mayo, there’s always a few players that leave fans wanting more. So, here are five potential disappointments for 2014: This list excludes players eligible for free agency; LeGarrette Blount, Julian Edelman, Aqib Talib, and Brandon...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Patriots target a linebacker in free agency?

The 2013 season in New England was marked by significant injuries at all three levels of the defense. Season-ending injuries to Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo, and Aqib Talib robbed the unit of steady leadership and solid play. Towards the end of the season we saw many young players step into the void created by the veterans. Young standouts ranged from Logan Ryan and Duron Harmon, to...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Vote: Which Injured Patriots Player Needs To Come Back The Strongest?

The New England Patriots achieved remarkable success last season when you consider how many of the team’s most important players missed significant time because of injuries. The defense, in particular, was hit very hard. Former all-pro defensive tackle Vince Wilfork missed the last 12 games of the regular season and the entire playoffs after suffering a torn Achilles. The loss...
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerod Mayo expected to be ready for training camp

Field Yates of believes Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo will be ready for training camp after his season prematurely ended in 2013. Mayo tore his pectoral muscle early in the season, missing the final 10 regular season games. Like Wilfork, it seems reasonable to expect Mayo back on the field for training camp. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Patriots win a championship without Jerod Mayo? Film review of Jamie Collins big day

All-Pro linebacker Jerod Mayo was lost for the season back in a week 6 win over the New Orleans Saints.It was one of many major injuries to come and a lot of Pats fans started thinking it could be the nail in the coffin for a lost season.Yet, here we are. One great quarterback was sent packing home, and the Patriots are in the AFC Championship facing another. How the hell did they...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Has the Patriots run defense been fixed?

Ever since the loss of big baby Vince and linebacker Jerod Mayo, the Patriots run defense has struggled. Big time. What is normally the bright spot of the Pats' defense has been their major flaw this year. With rookie defensive linemen trying to fill the large void left by Wilfork and Kelly, they have been pushed around by opposing O-lines and the Patriots ended the regular...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Dont’a Hightower Says He Tried to Do Too Much for Patriots After Jerod Mayo’s Injury

FOXBORO, Mass. – Dont’a Hightower has been depended on heavily this season by the New England Patriots — perhaps too much at times. The second-year linebacker started out the season rotating with Brandon Spikes for snaps in passing downs next to Jerod Mayo. When Mayo went down, Hightower then became the team’s de facto “do everything” linebacker — the one who was...
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

New England’s MVP not who you think

The New England Patriots have been through their ups and downs this season. They have had major injuries to key players, such as DT Vince Wilfork, OT Sebastien Vollmer, and star OLB Jerod Mayo just to name a few. They have had fumbling issues from starting running back Stevan Ridley, and been through a tumultuous off-season, during which the team lost almost all of Brady’s favorite...
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January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Who has been the New England Patriots biggest injury loss?

There have been two major stories that have come about during this football season for the New England Patriots. The first major story has been their tendency to play close football games that tend to come down to the final few plays to determine the winner. The other story, and one that developed the other story line, is their extreme injury situation. If one was crafting a list...
Via Boston's Bettah
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick pleased with Dont'a Hightower as a communicator

Dont'a Hightower entered the season determined to be better in pass coverage, where he's proven to be a liability in the New England Patriots' defense. Through 14 weeks, Hightower still has plenty of room for improvement in that department and could stand for more production against the run, but one thing his team isn't concerned with are his communication skills...
Via AFC East Daily
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Just because Jerod Mayo’s season on the field is done...

Just because Jerod Mayo’s season on the field is done doesn’t mean he’s not still doing good off the field. Here’s a pic from yesterday, with Jerod delivering more than 1,000 inspirational messages through EMD Serono's Notes of Hope Program at the American Cancer Society’s AstraZeneca Hope Lodge Center of Boston. It’s so refreshing to see all the good that the Patriots...
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December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Damn straight: Tom Brady on Rob Gronkowski’s injury: ‘No one feels sorry for the Patriots’

Through it all, the New England Patriots keep chugging along. With a roster already decimated by injuries this season — Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo, Aaron Dobson and Shane Vereen to name a few — the Patriots nevertheless sit at 10-3 and have a stranglehold on the AFCE east, up three games on the 7-6 Miami […]The post Damn straight: Tom Brady on Rob Gronkowski’s injury: ‘No...
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerod Mayo Opens Up About Season-Ending Injury

Jerod Mayo has been such a stalwart of the Patriots defense that it is still weird to see the Patriots play on Sunday and not watch 51 flying to the ball and seemingly being involved in every tackle. Imagine how weird this season must be for Jerod, with a shocking volume and consistency. For the first time in years, the Patriots defense will play a majority of the season...
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December 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerod Mayo releases line of mayo because, well obviously

There have been numerous food-items that have featured star athletes in the past. There were Flutie Flakes, the Reggie Bar, and even a Pedroia salsa at some point in our life. Obviously, when a potential customer hears the name “Pedroia” their first thought goes to “red hot delicious salsa”. That is besides the point. What is the point? None of those athletes have had a name...
Via Boston's Bettah
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerod Mayo releasing own line of “gourmet” mayo

New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo is getting into the condiments business, and I’ll give you one guess as to which condiment he’ll be slapping his last name onto. Jerod is set to release a line of “gourmet” mayo-based condiments with special flavors, including “Kickin’ Buffalo,” “Bruisin’ Bacon” and “Crushin’ Chipotle.” Mayo plans to donate a portion...
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s About Time: Pats Jerod Mayo Launches New Line Of Mayonaisse Flavors

It was only a matter of time before Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo launched a condiment brand inspired by his last name. In fact, I’m surprised it hasn’t happened sooner. “Bruisin’ Bacon” looks weird. [BSO] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Photo: Jerod Mayo launches own line of mayonnaise

New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo is hoping to cash in on his last name by launching a brand new line of, you guessed it, mayonnaise.From Available from PLB Sports…..Jerod’s All-Pro Mayo. The line of three gourmet mayonnaise products feature New England Patriots All-Pro Linebacker, Jerod Mayo. The All-Pro Mayo comes in three great flavors: KICKIN...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerod Mayo unveils line of Mayonnaise

Looking for something to add to that boring sandwich? Try some of “Jerod’s All-Pro Mayo” and enjoy. That’s what the New England Patriots linebacker would like you to try in one of the most obvious products ever. With help from PLB Sports, Mayo has his own line of mayonnaise. Following is the description of the condiment from Now Available from PLB Sports…...
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots LB Jerod Mayo now has his own gourmet mayo (Photo)

New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo is taking advantage of the fact that his last name is the nickname for mayonnaise by releasing his own line of, what else, gourmet mayonnaise.PLB Sports, a Pittsburgh-based company that sells celebrity-endorsed products, is selling 3-packs of "Jerod's All-Pro Mayo" for $10. The mayonnaise comes in 3 different flavors: "...
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Jerod Mayo unveils his own line of mayonnaise

New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo has unveiled his own line of mayonnaise, aptly named "Jerod's All-Pro Mayo."
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December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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