Jerod Mayo

July 17, 2013 - 10:29 am
As training camp approaches, we'€™ll offer a position-by-position breakdown of the 2013 Patriots. We started with a look at the special teamers and specialists . Now, it's the linebackers. Depth chart: Jerod Mayo , Dont'a Hightower , Brandon Spikes , Jamie Collins , Dane Fletcher , Steve...
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April 09, 2013 - 9:37 am
The Patriots have been looking for coverage linebackers for the last year-plus. Veteran Bobby Carpenter had a brief audition last season but didn'€™t click. Jeff Tarpinian has been on and off the roster the last couple of years, and while Rob Ninkovich can still drop into coverage -- he has four...
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Mike Petraglia
January 21, 2013 - 2:38 pm
Tom Brady is again politely declining a trip to Hawaii to play in the NFL's greatest exhibition game. Andrew Luck had one of the best seasons any rookie quarterback has ever had in living up to his No. 1 overall draft billing coming into the 2012 season. On Monday, the Indianapolis Colts rookie was...
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Mike Petraglia
January 16, 2013 - 11:05 am
FOXBORO -- The "Patriot Way' means different things to different people, even inside the Patriots locker room. So while, Ravens wide receiver was boldly predicting this year's AFC championship 'we'll make it different, we're gonna win," Tom Brady , Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo we're humbly talking...
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Mike Petraglia
January 13, 2013 - 9:51 pm
FOXBORO -- Jerod Mayo wants no talk about comparisons between this year's Ravens and Patriots teams and the two teams that squared off 12 months ago on the same Gillette Stadium field they will square off on next Sunday for the same prize - a trip to the Super Bowl . "I don't like talking about...
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Mike Petraglia
January 08, 2013 - 12:25 pm
FOXBORO -- Brandon Spikes has seen the playoffs with the Patriots from a couple of different perspectives, both equally disappointing and painful. He desperately wants the chance to finally finish one successfully. "Postseason is what it's about," said the second-round pick of the Patriots in 2010...
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Mike Petraglia
December 26, 2012 - 2:31 pm
FOXBORO -- Another playoff season, another record-setting campaign of offense and another season of heavy Patriots representation on the AFC squad at the Pro Bowl . Now, all the Patriots want more is to politely decline the invites for the seven players because they'll be getting ready for the...
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Rob Bradford
December 03, 2012 - 2:35 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. '€“ Major League players don'€™t typically swing on by the winter meetings. There are exceptions, such as when a player needs to talk shop with a team, or if there is the desire to be integrated into the decision-making aspect of organizations. Former Red Sox pitcher Bryan...
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November 20, 2012 - 7:32 am
FOXBORO -- As a guy who played a lot of football in his first year in the NFL, linebacker Jerod Mayo knows all about the idea of the rookie wall. Mayo played 881 snaps as a rookie in 2008 (according to Pro Football Focus), the highest total on a defense filled with veterans like Richard Seymour ,...
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Mike Petraglia
October 04, 2012 - 9:12 am
FOXBORO -- The numbers say Brandon Spikes is finally reaching his potential. The third-year run-stopping linebacker out of Florida is second on the Patriots with 30 tackles through four games. Only Jerod Mayo (46) has more. He forced two fumbles on Sunday in the 52-28 win over the Bills and set the...
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