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Mayo Not Sure Who Will Start Next to Him at LB

ESPN writes today about the Pats LB spot, and more specifically Jerod Mayo, who says as of right now, he is not sure who is going to start next to him:

As Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo prepares for his third NFL season, he doesn’t know who will see the majority of snaps to his side at the other inside linebacker position.

“I’m not sure how that’s going to work out,” Mayo said. “I think Coach [Bill] Belichick and Matty [Patricia] have plans for us on how the linebackers are going to play out. We just have to go to training camp and compete.”

As the competition for the spot alongside Mayo heats up in August, it is likely that fellow third-year backer Gary Guyton, second-round draft pick Brandon Spikes and McKenzie will share time at the position. Mayo was asked whether there is a chemistry that needs to be developed between linebackers to be successful, similar to that between a quarterback and his wide receivers.

“It is a little bit like that. But during training camp, they mix and match guys all the time, so you build that relationship over time.”

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