Jerod Mayo LB NE 2 Months

Patriots WLB Jerod Mayo (pectoral) is participating in Organized Team Activities.

Mayo is progressing well after missing the final 10 games of 2013. He's been cleared for team drills at OTAs and remains on track for training camp. With Dont'a Hightower moving into more of a pass rush role, Mayo and Jamie Collins are ticketed for the majority of snaps in the Patriots' nickel packages.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 3 Months

Patriots WLB Jerod Mayo (pectoral) isn't yet 100 percent.

Mayo went down in Week 6. "I don't know how it'll feel when we start going out there doing different things as far as a little bit of contact drills," Mayo said Tuesday. "Even though there's no pads, you can fall a certain way so I'm just gonna take it one day at a time and see how it goes." Mayo did say that he's getting stronger "every day." He's expected to be ready for training camp.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 6 Months

ESPN Boston expects Patriots LB Jerod Mayo (pectoral) to be ready for training camp.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 9 Months

Patriots placed WLB Jerod Mayo (pectoral) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Mayo needed surgery to repair the right pectoral muscle he tore against the Saints in Week 6. It's another massive blow to a defense that has already lost captain and Vince Wilfork (Achilles') for the season. Second-round rookie Jamie Collins will step in at weak-side linebacker, but he's going to struggle to replace a guy that has led the Patriots in tackles for five straight years, been to two Pro Bowls and calls the defensive plays. Mayo should be back in 2014 at a reasonable $3.25 million base salary.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 9 Months

ESPN Boston confirms that WLB Jeron Mayo (pectoral) is not expected to play again this season.

Mayo tore his pectoral during Sunday's win over the Saints and reportedly underwent surgery. The Patriots may be able to replace his talent with No. 52 overall pick Jamie Collins, but they won't be able to truly replace what he brings to a defense allowing just 16.2 points per game (fourth-best in the NFL). Mayo plays every down, calls the plays in the defensive huddle, has led the team in tackles in five straight years and has been to the Pro Bowl twice. The Patriots previously lost defensive captain Vince Wilfork (Achilles') for the season as well.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 9 Months

Yahoo Sports reports Patriots WLB Jerod Mayo underwent surgery for a torn pectoral Tuesday, and could miss the rest of the season.

If true, it's highly unlikely Mayo plays another down this season. The Patriots have already used their short-term I.R. slot on RB Shane Vereen (wrist surgery). Mayo suffered the injury in Sunday's win over the Saints, but the Pats haven't updated his status since. It would be a big loss for a defense that's already down NT Vince Wilfork. It's worth nothing, however, that Mayo has graded out spectacularly poorly in Pro Football Focus' ratings.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 9 Months

Patriots LB Jerod Mayo hurt his right shoulder in Sunday's Week 6 win over the Saints.

Mayo went down when he collided with both Darren Sproles and a teammate in the fourth quarter. He left the stadium in a sling. Mayo came into this one with 49 tackles and 1.5 sacks in the first three weeks.

Jerod Mayo LB NE Feb 06 '12

WLB Jerod Mayo admits the Patriots let Ahmad Bradshaw score on what proved to be the game-winning touchdown of Super Bowl XLVI.

"That's situational football," Mayo said. "We needed Tommy (Brady) to get the ball and do his thing." Bradshaw attempted to go down at the one-yard line after the sea parted from the Patriots' six with 0:57 remaining, but his momentum carried him into the end zone. Eli Manning later said he was telling Bradshaw to fall down. Had Brady guided the Pats to a game-winning score, Bradshaw's mistake would have been remembered for a long time in New York.

Jerod Mayo LB NE Dec 18 '11

Jerod Mayo's contract extension has a total value of $48.5 million, with $25 million guaranteed.

Mayo was making just $600,000 this season and ranks third on the Patriots with 68 tackles despite missing two games with a knee injury. The contract includes an average base salary of $9.7 million over five-years, with $25 million in bonus and/or guaranteed money.

Jerod Mayo LB NE Dec 17 '11

Patriots agreed to terms with WLB Jerod Mayo on a five-year contract extension.

The financial details are not yet available. Coming off his first Pro Bowl appearance, Mayo is making just $600,000 this season. He was set to make $750,000 in the final year of his rookie deal in 2012. Third on the Pats with 68 tackles, Mayo has graded out as Pro Football Focus' eighth best 4-3 outside linebacker this season.