Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo retiring

New England Patriots veteran linebacker Jerod Mayo announced his retirement on Instagram.
He was a two-time Pro Bowl selection.
Mayo has battled injuries in recent seasons, including a torn pectoral last season that forced him onto injured reserve.
The Patriots will save $7 million against the salary cap with Mayo leaving, with $4.4 million in dead money remaining.
Mayo played eight seasons for New England.
He played collegiately at Tennessee.
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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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