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Report: Pats ink Jerod Mayo to 5-year extension

Posted on: December 17, 2011 1:27 pm
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By Will Brinson

There aren't many redeeming qualities about the Patriots NFL-worst defense this year, but linebacker Jerod Mayo is one of them. New England knows this and that's why they've reportedly signed Mayo to a five-year extension.

That means that Mayo is now a Patriot through the 2018 season, reports Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Mayo's 2011 season is actually the worst of his short, but distinguished career -- he has no sacks and just 68 tackles through 11 games, against 175 tackles and two sacks in 16 games last year. (He does have two picks this season.)

The linebacker has struggled with injuries though. He sprained his MCL earlier in the season and missed two games in October; the entire month was basically a wash for Mayo, as he was limited by the injury and recorded just six tackles in four games.

That being said, Mayo is one of the two best players (along with Vince Wilfork) on the Pats defense, and it's a smart and logical move to get Mayo, the 10th overall pick in the 2008 draft out of Tennessee, locked up for the long haul, especially considering he's only 25.



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Since: Jan 15, 2009
Posted on: December 18, 2011 10:30 am
 

Report: Pats ink Jerod Mayo to 5-year extension

If they fored just about everyone else, Mayo and Wilfork themselves could do the job the Patriots D has done so far this year.  Good move.



Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:31 pm
 

Report: Pats ink Jerod Mayo to 5-year extension

good move to lock up Jerod Mayo but the Patriots no doubt have to address their needs in the defensive backfield next year.



Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:06 pm
 

Report: Pats ink Jerod Mayo to 5-year extension

NEsport are u mad bc they have stopped droiling over the Pats... I hate watching ESPN bc all the talk about is Northeastern teams.



Since: May 25, 2011
Posted on: December 17, 2011 8:41 pm
 

Report: Pats ink Jerod Mayo to 5-year extension

Play the violins...listen to the talking heads at ESPNTIBOW....tell the world the Pats have the worst D in the NFL...but never tell the world the Pats are 12th in giving up points....giving up points is all that matters. What a bunch of BS as they create hype for this Broncos- Pats game Sunday. I guess QBs like Tom Brady just fall into the background against the mighty Tebow. What a joke. When Tebow falls, don't you wonder which idol the ESPN talking head will create? All the work Brady has put into being one of the greatest QBs alive is all garbage now because of a bum like Tebow. Watch and cry Patriot haters...see who the next media created idol will be now that Vick, Newton, and Tebow has bitten the dust. I hate ERSPN ..what the world needs is a new all sports network to compete against these hot dogs.



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2011 6:59 pm
 

Report: Pats ink Jerod Mayo to 5-year extension

Say what you want about the Patriots, etc but this guy is a beast and any team would love to have him! He is a football player, studies the game, practices and teaches.



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: December 17, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Report: Pats ink Jerod Mayo to 5-year extension

Bob Kraft heard someone ordering a sandwich, saying, "Hold the mayo", so he went back to his office and signed him to a contract extension!!



Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: December 17, 2011 6:00 pm
 

Report: Pats ink Jerod Mayo to 5-year extension

Glad they locked him up.  He and Wilfork are the anchors of the defense.  Glad he's a Patriot for the forseeable future. 



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: December 17, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Well Played

When this guy is healthy and it seems he finally is once again he is a tackling machine plus he has an uncanny ability to be around the ball like some of the great linebackers of Nfl past. I'm very pleased to see this guy will be around to anchor this defense for many years to come.


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