Jerod Mayo LB NE 1 month ago

Mayo (knee) has agreed to a restructured contract that will keep him with the Patriots this season, reports.

Mayo's cap hit was set to exceed $10 million in 2015, but per the report, the 29-year-old has agreed to a one-year pact worth $4.5 million. Mayo's last two seasons have been slowed by injuries, but his experience and leadership are assets to the team's defense and assuming his health in 2015, Mayo -- who racked up 53 tackles in six games last season -- is in line start at linebacker for the Pats, along with Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 4 months ago

Mayo, who tore his patellar tendon in Week 6, indicated that his injury rehab has been going well, the Boston Herald reports.

While Mayo -- who landed on IR with the injury -- indicated he's "right on schedule" in his recovery, the linebacker isn't sure if he will be ready in time for the Patriots' offseason workouts, which begin in April. Prior to suffering his knee injury, Mayo recorded 53 tackles and one sack in six games for the Patriots. Per, Mayo -- who is signed through the end of the 2017 campaign -- is a candidate to have his contract restructured this offseason, given his cap hit of $10.6 million next season.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 7 months ago

Mayo (knee) has been placed on IR by the Patriots, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports.

Running back Stevan Ridley was also placed on IR, allowing the Patriots to promote offensive lineman Chris Barker and running back Jonas Gray from their practice squad in advance of Thursday's game against the Jets.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 7 months ago

Mayo underwent surgery Thursday to repair the patella tendon in his right knee, reports.

The report indicates that Mayo's recovery is expected to take about six months, with the linebacker expected to land on IR in the coming days. His absence is a big blow to the Patriots' defense, and going forward, the team figures to lean heavily on the likes of Dont'a Hightower (health permitting) and Jamie Collins.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 7 months ago

Mayo (knee) has been ruled out for the season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Mayo was carted off the field Sunday against the Bills after suffering a lower-leg injury. He underwent an MRI on Monday, and while the team has not provided an official diagnosis, Mayo's injury is severe enough that it will keep him out for the remainder of the 2014 season. This is the second consecutive year in which Mayo has suffered a season-ending injury, as he was lost to a torn pectoral a year ago to the day.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 7 months ago

Mayo (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Jets, the Boston Herald reports.

Mayo underwent an MRI on Monday and the expectation is that the yet-to-be-reported results will confirm a serious, and quite possibly season-ending injury, for the Patriots' linebacker.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 7 months ago

Mayo was using crutches and sporting a compression sleeve over his right knee after Sunday's win over the Bills, reports.

We'll track Mayo's status in the coming days, but it looks like the linebacker is destined to miss time due to the injury, and perhaps a significant amount of it.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 7 months ago

Mayo suffered an apparent leg injury in Sunday's game against Buffalo and was carted off the field, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. He will not return.

This one didn't look good. The entire defense took a knee around Mayo while he was on the ground, and Bill Belichick went onto the field to check on one of the most important pieces of the Patriots' defense. Deontae Skinner replaced Mayo.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 7 months ago

Mayo was on the field for 55-of-55 snaps on defense in Sunday's 43-17 win over the Bengals.

Mayo recorded eight tackles in the game, which brings his total through five games to 48, a mark that puts him in a tie for seventh place in the NFL in that category.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 8 months ago

Mayo is no longer listed on the Patriots' practice participation/injury report, the team's official site reports.

Mayo missed practice Wednesday to be with his wife for the birth of their child, but he's back with the team and on track to play Sunday against the Raiders.