- Roche adds that Mayo is expected to be healthy in-time for training camp.
The Patriots placed Mayo on the season-ending injured reserve last week after sustaining the injury during the Divisional round of the playoffs.
Mayo, 29, agreed to a pay cut that paid him a salary of $4.5 million for the 2015 season to go along with $1.5 million available through incentives. He has another two years remaining on his agreement and stands to make a base salary of $3.25 million in 2016 and another $6.75 million in 2017.
It is worth mentioning that Mike Reiss of ESPN contends that the Patriots could elect to part ways with Mayo in the near future, in-part because LB Jamie Collins and LB Dont’a Hightower‘s contracts expire following the 2016 season, making them the team’s priority negotiations this offseason.
In fact, the Patriots could gain $7 million in cap space by releasing him before June 1, while that number jumps to $8 million if he is cut after that date.
In 2015, Mayo appeared in all 16 games and recorded 47 tackles, one sack and a pass defense for the Patriots.
Pro Football Focus rated as the No. 26 inside linebacker out of 60 qualifying players.