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Patriots put linebacker Jerod Mayo on injured reserve

The Patriots will be without Jarod Mayo for the rest of the season. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) The Patriots will be without Jarod Mayo for the rest of the season. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Two-time Pro Bowler Jerod Mayo, who leads the Patriots with 35 tackles this season, will be out the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle, the team announced Wednesday.

Mayo suffered the injury in Sunday's come-from-behind win over the Saints as he was knocked to the ground trying to tackle New Orleans running back Darren Sproles.

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This isn't the first time the six-year veteran has dealt with injuries, but this one is the most severe. Mayo missed three games in 2009 with a sprained MCL and two more games in 2011 with another knee injury.

Rookie Steve Beauharnais is now listed as a starter in Mayo's place on the Patriots' depth chart.

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