Patriots Linebacker Jerod Mayo will be placed on the IR, ending his 2015 season, the team announced.
Mayo injured his left shoulder during the third quarter of the playoff game Saturday against the Chiefs.
Mayo has been a part-time starter this year, mostly depth player with a ton of experience, so the linebacker depth takes a big hit with two games left. Of course, linebacker depth was a problem the last two seasons, so this will be nothing new.
The Patriots will have to address the linebacker spot during the off-season to add more depth.