A two-time Pro Bowler for the Patriots, Jerod Mayo has missed 20 games in the last two years due to injuries.
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The New England Patriots starting ILB Jerod Mayo will return to the team on a one-year contract worth between $4.5 and $6 million.
NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Patriots reached the new agreement with their starting ILB that guarantees $4.5 million, but can reach as high as $6 million on incentives. The deal also comes with two option years.
Mayo was drafted No. 10 overall by the Patriots in 2008 and became the immediate starter for the team. He finished his rookie season with over 120 tackles and was named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. For the next four seasons afterwards he would finish each year with over 100 tackles, making the Pro Bowl in 2010 and 2012 and being named First-Team All-Pro in 2010.
In 2013, Mayo suffered the first significant injury of his career when he tore a pectoral muscle in Week 6 that ended his season. He would missed another 10 games in 2014 after suffering a torn patellar tendon in Week 6. The Patriots would go on to win the Super Bowl that year.