Source: Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo restructures contract

New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo restructured his contract, lowering his salary from $6.25 million to a guaranteed $4.5 million with the possibility of making $6 million should he play 85 percent of the snaps, according to a source. Mayo has a $4 million option prior to the 2016 league year should the team wish to pick up the final two years of his deal. Mayo has had season-ending injuries in 2014 and 2013, playing a dozen games as he tore his patellar tendon in his knee last season and tore a pectoral muscle two years ago. For his career, Mayo has 851 tackles, 10 sacks, eight forced fumbles and three interceptions. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
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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