Patriots place Jerod Mayo on injured reserve

The New England Patriots placed linebacker Jerod Mayo on injured reserve because of a shoulder injury. It's the third consecutive season his season has ended early due to injuries. Mayo played 36.2 percent of the snaps this season and had 47 tackles and one sack. He took a pay cut in 2015 and is due a $4 million bonus at the start of the league year in March if the Patriots exercise their option, which would cost $11.4 million against the salary cap. Follow me on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL
Aaron Wilson covers the Texans for The Houston Chronicle.
Aaron Wilson
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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