I’m back to update you on the happenings around the Patriots this past week since I’ve been MIA for the entire week thanks to my computer acting funky.
Sorry, so here’s what you missed!
LB Jerod Mayo underwent surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle on Tuesday, according to several reports.
Mayo finished all 16 games, but was hurt during the Chiefs playoff game, ending his postseason early.
The Patriots could save $7 million against the cap if they choose not to opt his deal, according to The Boston Herald.
Mayo could rework his did which what I believe will happen because Belichick really loves Mayo and I think he’s the player Belichick wants on his team.
Jerod Mayo was selected as the Patriots’ Ed Block Courage Award Winner and will be honored with one player from the other 31 teams in Balitmore on March 12, 2016 at the Ed Block Courage Awards Banquet. The award is given to the player from each team who best shows the definition of courage and sportsmanship while also serving as inspiration.
The NFL announced the Super Bowl 50 Golden Team on Thursday, leaving out Tom Brady and placing Joe Montana as the QB. Adam Vinatieri was the only player selected that is still playing in the NFL today. It makes sense they went with Joe, it will be in San Fran and Brady is still playing, plus Brady would never show up, at least not anymore since the 2015 off-season happened.
Patriots are having several team personnel changes, which you read all about HERE.
The Patriots parted ways with OL coach Dave DeGuglielmo, not a shocker after Brady was hit a whopping 20 times against the Broncos.
The Lions hired Patriots director of player development Kevin Anderson.
The Patriots are at the Senior Bowl and reports indicate they are interested in a few players there. One being WR Braxton Miller, the former Buckeye QB and WR. Miller puts you in the mind of Percy Harvin hopefully without all the headaches. He fits the Patriots short passing game and route running to a tee and he adds explosiveness to the wide receiver group. He can take a 5 yard pass and go 50 yards in a blink of an eye and I think that is something the Patriots really need rather than a big and tall deep threat. They also met with KSU FB and Gronk brother Glenn Gronkowski while at the Senior Bowl. I wouldn’t read too much into it, but if he is half as talented as his big brother, bring him on!
All seven of the Patriots pro bowl players have dropped out, so no Pats in the Pro Bowl this year. I wasn’t really surprised aside from the fact they hate playing in the Pro Bowl, I wonder if the reason is to fully stand behind QB Tom Brady against the NFL and not participate in something that means a lot to the NFL. If so, I definitely can agree with that!