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LB Jerod Mayo says he’s ‘retiring a Patriot’ in Instagram post

10:55 PM ET

New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo, 29, is timid from a NFL, his agent, Sean Kiernan, reliable to ESPN.

Mayo bid farewell to a group Tuesday in an Instagram post that was captioned “retiring a Patriot.”

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The probability of a Patriots linebacker job it a career had been floated recently, so it shouldn’t come as a startle that Jerod Mayo is retiring.

“After a lot of suspicion [Mayo’s wife] Chantel and we take this event to demonstrate a frank thankfulness for what we cruise a life changing event…..that of apropos a New England Patriot for a past 8 years,” Mayo wrote in a message. “We are intensely beholden to ‘Thundercat’ [Patriots owners Robert Kraft], [Patriots president] Jonathan [Kraft], a Kraft family, Coach [Bill] Belichick, a Pats organization, and a many extraordinary fans in contributing to these pages of a lives.

“As my family and we ready for a destiny be certain that a Pats memories will always reason a special place in a hearts. #51 JMayo.”

RETIRING A PATRIOT.

A print posted by Jerod Mayo (@jerod_mayo51) on Feb 16, 2016 during 3:07pm PST

The Patriots were doubtful to keep Mayo for subsequent deteriorate during his $11.4 million top number, a second-highest on a group after quarterback Tom Brady. Mayo was due a $4 million register reward subsequent month.

Mayo finished any of a past 3 seasons on harmed reserve, nonetheless he played in 16 games this past deteriorate before withdrawal a Patriots’ local playoff win over a Kansas City Chiefs with a shoulder injury. He was singular to 6 games in 2013 since of a pectoral damage and 6 games in 2014 since of a knee injury.

The 10th altogether preference in 2008 out of Tennessee, Mayo was named a NFL’s defensive rookie of a year and was comparison for a Pro Bowl in 2010 and ’12. His teammates also comparison him as a captain from 2009 to ’15.

It is probable that Mayo will join a Patriots’ coaching staff. The group has nonetheless to announce a deputy for Patrick Graham, who served as linebackers manager final deteriorate before being hired by a New York Giants this offseason.

Several of Mayo’s Patriots teammates, among them Julian Edelman and Chandler Jones, took to amicable media to wish him good and offer their congratulations on a “great career.”

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