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Patriots Mailbag: Dont’a Hightower Headlines NFL’s Best Linebacker Corps

Find a person who’s excited about Thursday night’s New England Patriots preseason finale, and I’ll show you a liar. Don’t get me wrong. I’m very excited about the end of the preseason, because it means the start of real football. But the NFL could and probably should eliminate the fourth preseason game. What is it accomplishing, exactly? The NFL forces its teams to cut...
Via NESN.com
1 day 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...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  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...
Via 60 Max Power O
16 days ago  |  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
16 days ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

TGS 2015 Preview: New England Patriots

Between now and the end of August, TGS will offer up a quick snapshot of every NFL team heading into the 2015 regular season. Today, the New England Patriots. 2014 in a nutshell: Despite a slow start causing some to believe their time was up, the Patriots rebound and win 13 of their last 15 games, the last of which comes against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. Why 2015...
Via This Given Sunday
26 days 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
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;...
Via cover32
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...
Via cover32
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 | 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
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