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Jerod Mayo

28-Year-Old Linebacker – New England Patriots

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Durability issues are the only reason Mayo isn't listed among the top-10 IDP linebackers. He's one of the league's elite tackle sources when healthy, posting 470 over his last 52 games, but a pectoral...

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IDP Rank: Hidden

Bye Week:  10

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Undisclosed
HT: 6' 1"   WT: 250   DOB: 2/23/1986
College: Tennessee  Show ContractHide Contract


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Signed a five-year extension with the Patriots in December of 2011.

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Mayo (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Lee Schechter of the ESPN Boston reports.

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Jerod Mayo NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2008 22 16 - 126 - 0 - 0 0 - 1 - - - -
2009 23 13 - 103 - 1.5 - 0 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 24 NE 16 174 113 61 2 5 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0
2011 25 NE 14 95 58 37 1 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 NE 16 146 87 59 3 3 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 0
2013 27 NE 6 55 35 20 1.5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jerod Mayo – Playing Time Overview

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Defensive Snaps in 2013

Jerod Mayo was on the field for 399 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.


Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Jerod Mayo was on the field for 22 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 1049 85
2013 399 22

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Jerod Mayo 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 @Buf 63 3 15 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 NYJ 71 3 6 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 TB 61 2 9 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Atl 76 7 8 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Cin 70 3 11 7 4 0.5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
6 NO 58 4 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @NYJ
8 Mia
9 Pit
10 BYE Bye Week
11 @Car
12 Den
13 @Hou
14 Cle
15 @Mia
16 @Bal
17 Buf
Playoffs Ind
Playoffs @Den

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Jerod Mayo  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Linebackers
Height:   6' 1"
Weight:   250 lbs
40-Yard Dash:   4.54 sec
Shuttle Time:   4.29 sec
Cone Drill:   7.31 sec
Arm Length
Not Available
Hand Length
Not Available
Vertical Jump:   32 in
Broad Jump:   114 in
Bench Press:   22 reps
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Jerod Mayo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mayo (unspecified issue) sat out practice again Thursday, reports.

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Mayo (unspecified issue) missed his second straight day of practice Wednesday, reports.

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Mayo (torn pectoral muscle) was a full participant at Friday's OTAs, the Boston Herald reports.

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Mayo, whose 2013 season ended with a torn pectoral muscle, continues to progress in his recovery, the Boston Globe reports. "Every day I feel like I'm getting stronger, getting better," Mayo said. "But once again, I won't know until I get out there and start really playing the game of football. If it was flag football, it would be cool."

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Mayo missed the Patriots' final 10 regular season games after tearing his pectoral muscle, but when healthy he is a key cog in the New England defense, as well as a prolific IDP in his starting linebacker role with the team.
The Patriots placed Mayo (chest) on injured reserve Wednesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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It was initially suspected that Mayo suffered a shoulder injury in Sunday's victory over the Saints, but a closer look revealed that he actually tore a pectoral muscle, and that injury will cost him the rest of this season. Mayo should be back at 100 percent well before the 2014 season, but the Patriots will be forced to play without their top linebacker for the remainder of the current campaign.
Mayo (shoulder) could miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery Tuesday to repair his torn pectoral muscle, Yahoo! Sports reports.

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Mayo currently leads the Patriots with 55 tackles (35 solo), so his potential season-ending surgery would come as a huge blow to a New England team that has already battled through injuries this season. The linebacker suffered the aforementioned injury during the fourth quarter of last Sunday's game and was spotted leaving the stadium with his arm in a sling. Expect more news regarding Mayo's playing status in the near future, but early indications certainly appear grim.

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Mayo stayed healthy in 2012, bouncing back in a big way from a disappointing 95-tackle 2011 – this after coming off a 174-tackle season in 2010. But those who kept faith in Mayo in 2012 were rewarded with 146 tackles, 87 of them solo. He also made a healthy impact with turnovers and pass rushing, posting four forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, three sacks and an interception. It's particularly encouraging that Mayo was able to post such big tackle numbers despite the team's first-round investment in fellow linebacker Dont’a Hightower, who was at least an "on-paper" threat to Mayo’s tackles and snap count. It's a slight concern that the same scenario is playing out again this year with the team's second-round selection of outside linebacker Jamie Collins, but we suspect it has more to do with the Patriots' plan to do some 3-4 experimentation than posing any challenge to Mayo's role.


After posting a mammoth, league-leading total of 175 tackles (114 solo) in 2010, Mayo predictably regressed to the mean in 2011, and not just due to injury. Although Mayo missed two games with an MCL sprain, his per-game production saw a huge drop-off, too. He had just 95 tackles (58 solo) in 14 games – decent numbers, but far from a good return considering most of his owners were paying the 175-tackle price for Mayo in drafts. He should be much more affordable this year, though, and he's a good bet to be a bargain given that he produced at a rate of 144 tackles per 16 games in the three seasons prior to last. The only real drawback with Mayo is that his durability is questionable – he’s missed five games over the last three years while almost certainly playing hurt in others.


In posting a monstrous total of 175 tackles (114 solo), Mayo was the top IDP linebacker of 2010. An athletic sideline-to-sideline tackler, there’s no reason to think Mayo doesn’t have another big season in store for 2011. But it’s probably best to expect at least a slight regression in his numbers, too. After enduring the fewest defensive snaps in 2008 (920) and the second-fewest in 2009 (941), New England’s defense was surprisingly on the field for more snaps (1,056) than all but five teams in 2010. If the Patriots defense sees a snap count in the 950-range this year, as history generally indicates it should, then Mayo’s numbers could be in for a relatively steep drop. Triple-digit tackles are a near lock, but it's unlikely he approaches 175 again.


Mayo led the Pats in tackles last season with 103, despite missing three games with a knee injury. He finished the year strong, posting double figures in tackles three times in the second half, including a 15-tackle performance in Week 16. He’ll be back this season as the center of Bill Belichick’s defense, and should show continued improvement in his third NFL campaign.


Some observers thought 10th overall was a bit high to select Mayo, but as usual, Bill Belichick’s personnel decision proved wise. With the Pats losing defenders to injury left and right, Mayo solidified the inside linebacker spot opposite veteran Tedy Bruschi, to the tune of 126 tackles and a near-unanimous selection as AP Defensive Rookie of the Year. He’s a good tackler with excellent speed, who, with a year in Belichick’s system under his belt, likely will out-produce last year’s impressive numbers. A bit undersized at 6-2, 230, Mayo could have durability concerns - but if he can stay healthy for 16 games he should be a top IDP performer for years to come.


The Patriots needed to get younger and deeper at linebacker and Mayo has the versatility to play either inside or outside in either a 4-3 or 3-4 alignment. Some may feel that No. 10 overall in the draft was a tad high for Mayo, but the Pats were able to trade out of the No. 7 slot and still address their top position of need here. Mayo combines quickness with good timed speed (he ran a 4.54 forty), plus he has a reputation for being a sure tackler, who plays bigger than his size.