Patriots Officially Place LB Jerod Mayo & RB Stevan Ridley On I.R.


The New England Patriots have placed LB Jerod Mayo and RB Stevan Ridley on season-ending injured reserve Thursday, according to ESPN’s Field Yates.

  • Yates adds that the Patriots will fill their roster spots by promoting OL Chris Barker and RB Jonas Gray to their active roster.

Reports from earlier in the day mentioned that Mayo underwent surgery to repair his patellar tendon Thursday.

Mayo, 28, is in the fourth year of his seven-year, $49.85 million contract that includes $25 million guaranteed. His base salary for this season is $3.25 million to go along with another $6.25 million next year.

Last year, Mayo suffered a season-ending torn pectoral in Week 6, so this appears to be terribly disappointing news for him and the Pats. Mayo will finish the year with 53 tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery over the course of six games.

Ridley wound up tearing both his ACL and MCL during Sunday’s win over the Bills. You have to feel for Ridley as he’s in the final year of his rookie contract and will be an unrestricted free agent next year. This major knee injury will definitely have a big impact on his market.

Ridley, 25, finishes the 2014 season with 340 yards rushing on 94 carries (3.6 YPC) and two touchdowns. He also contributed four receptions for 20 yards receiving.

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