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Patriots players pay tribute to retiring Jerod Mayo on social media 02.16.16 at 8:46 pm ET
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Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo announced his retirement on Instagram early Tuesday night and in the hours following, a few Patriots players took to social media to pay tribute to their former teammate, who spent eight years with the team.

Some of those players included Devin McCourty, Chandler Jones and Julian Edelman.

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Via Instagram, Jerod Mayo says he’s preparing to move on from Patriots at 6:30 pm ET
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It sounds like Jerod Mayo is preparing for the next step in his professional life. The veteran linebacker, who has struggled with injury the last few seasons, took to Instagram Tuesday and appeared to say farewell to his time with the Patriots, at least as a player.

The 29-year-old Mayo was a first-round pick of the Patriots in 2008. In eight seasons, the defensive captain was named All-Pro once, and was twice voted to the Pro Bowl.

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Report: Patriots LB Jerod Mayo had surgery Tuesday to repair torn pectoral muscle 01.27.16 at 11:06 am ET
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For the third straight season Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo finished the year on injured reserve and two out of those three years it was because of a torn pectoral muscle.

According to Dan Roche of WBZ-TV, Mayo had surgery on Tuesday to fix a torn pectoral muscle. Roche adds Mayo should be good to go for training camp. Mayo suffered the injury in the divisional round win against the Chiefs.

Mayo had a decreased role this season with Jamie Collins and Dont’a Hightower seeing significantly more playing time than him and even Jonathan Freeny at times.

The linebacker wrapped up his eighth season in the league and finished the year with 47 tackles, the fewest of his career. He likely will need to get his contract restructured, or he could even be flat out released as his cap hit is $11.4 million next season.

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Bill Belichick feels very ‘disappointed’ about putting his guy Jerod Mayo on IR once again 01.21.16 at 6:04 am ET
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Jerod Mayo (51) draws a bead on Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) during the AFC divisonal round. (Stew Milne/USA TODAY Sports)

Jerod Mayo (51) draws a bead on Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) during the AFC divisonal round. (Stew Milne/USA TODAY Sports)

FOXBORO — If this is it for Jerod Mayo in New England, it’s been a great run for the eight-year veteran linebacker with the Patriots.

When Mayo was drafted out of Tennessee in the first round (10th overall) by the Patriots, Mayo immediately established himself as one of the best linebackers on the team and a leader in the locker room.

He was voted captain in just his third season, impressive by any NFL standard but really remarkable considering he was playing for Bill Belichick in New England, where leadership isn’t bestowed, it’s earned.

But now, for the third time in as many seasons, his season will end on injured reserve. In 2013, his season came to an end when he tore his pectoral muscle in a comeback win over the Saints in mid-October.

In 2014, he took a wrong step on the turf at Ralph Wilson Stadium, again in mid-October and his season was over with a torn patellar tendon.

On Saturday, in the second half, his shoulder gave out and he didn’t return. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve on Tuesday.

“Yeah, it’s tough. I feel bad for Jerod,” Bill Belichick said. “Nobody’s worked harder than he has, and I know how disappointed he is and we all are. And I personally am because I’ve seen the hard work that he’s put in, so it’s very unfortunate.”

Belichick has often praised Mayo’s ability in calling defenses and providing leadership on and off the field. Last year, Belichick went as far as to call Mayo one of the best team leaders he’s ever been around in his time coaching NFL players.

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Jerod Mayo (shoulder) placed on injured reserve 01.19.16 at 4:52 pm ET
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Jerod Mayo can’t seem to catch a break.

The linebacker has been placed on injured reserve after suffering a shoulder injury in the divisional round win over the Chiefs, which will end his season. Mayo was injured in the third quarter and didn’t return to the game.

ESPN’s Field Yates was first to report the news.

Mayo has played in a reserve role this season behind Jamie Collins and Dont’a Hightower at the middle linebacker position. Jonathan Freeny, Jon Bostic and Darius Fleming are next in line to take Mayo’s place.

The team now has an open spot on the active 53-man roster to fill before Sunday.

It is the third straight season he’s been placed on injured reserve.

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What we know about Patriots injuries suffered in win over Chiefs 01.16.16 at 11:04 pm ET
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Jamie Collins

Jamie Collins

FOXBORO — The Patriots entered their divisional round game with the Chiefs banged up and they certainly didn’t get out of the game any healthier.

The team suffered a number of injuries in the game, especially on defense to some key members of the team.

“It was a battle,” Belichick said. “Yeah, it was a battle. We were shuffling them in there. We had some guys, but you know what though that’€™s the way it is in the playoffs ‘€“ not uncommon.”

Here are the injured players and what is known about their statuses:

Bryan Stork – The center left the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury and went to the locker room, likely to get re-taped. He returned late in the second quarter prior to Tom Brady‘s one-yard touchdown run and played the remainder of the game. He appeared to be moving fine in he locker room afterwards and it doesn’t appear to be a concern long-term.

Jamie Collins – The linebacker injured his back midway though the third quarter, just prior to when the Chiefs fumbled. He played one snap after he appeared to feel it, but then went off and spoke to the trainers. After doing a few upper body twists, he went to the locker room and got his back taped, with the wrap going over his jersey. The Patriots listed him as questionable to return. Collins returned to the sideline for the fourth quarter, but didn’t move from the bench. He wasn’t seen in the locker room after the game.

Jerod Mayo — When Collins needed to come off, Mayo replaced him in the middle of the Patriots defense, but didn’t last long. He injured his shoulder after just a few plays and after a few minutes speaking with trainers on the sideline, he left for the locker room and didn’t come back to the field. At first he was listed as questionable, but then was downgraded to out late in the game, which usually isn’t a good sign. He too wasn’t spotted after the game.

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Bill Belichick on D&H explains why he values Rutgers players 12.14.15 at 4:15 pm ET
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Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined Dale & Holley with Thornton on Monday to discuss Sunday’€™s 27-6 win over the Texans. To hear the interview, go to the Dale & Holley audio on demand page.

Belichick and the Patriots have always been known to draft or acquire Rutgers players given his connection with former Rutgers coach Greg Schiano. Currently, the Patriots have four players on their roster who went to Rutgers: safeties Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon, cornerback Logan Ryan and linebacker Jonathan Freeny.

The coach explained what all the players have in common and why he likes having them on his team.

“Again, they have been in a good program,” Belichick said. “They are very well prepared. I think that what coach Schiano did at Rutgers in terms of the way he ran the program that those players that lasted with him and did well with him knew how to work, knew how to prepare, were team oriented, were unselfish, understood situational football and having to make adjustments in games and weekly based on what the other team was doing. Communication on the defensive side of the ball, not just doing your job, but making sure everybody is playing together as a team and that it’s coordinated, everyone understands how the people around them need to be in sync for the defense to work well.

“I think all those guys have the same qualities — Devin, Duron, Jonathan, Logan — they are good players. They are good team players. They are good teammates and they work hard it. They don’t show up and let it happen, they actually work to be good teammates and good communicators and guys that want to take the extra step to make sure they get it right, not just for their sake, but for the entire unit and team. They all play well in the kicking game. They have given us plays, not just on defense. Again, I know that is something that was very important in the Rutgers program. They were always very good on special teams have have experience in the kicking game too.”

Rob Gronkowski returned to action after missing just one game with a knee injury. According to NFL Gamebooks, he played 41 of 67 offensive snaps. Belichick was happy to have him back on the field.

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