New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo (51) and defensive end Chandler Jones (95) chase Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) in the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Pho
Steven Senne
January 19, 2016

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots have placed linebacker Jerod Mayo on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, ending his season.

Mayo, 29, was injured in Saturday's victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

Mayo played in all 16 regular-season games and totaled 49 tackles and one sack.

New England will play the Denver Broncos on Sunday for a spot in Super Bowl 50. The Patriots are attempting to be the first team to repeat as NFL champions since they did it in 2003-04.


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