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Patriots Vs. Broncos: New England LB Signs Five-Year Extension, According To Report

The Denver Broncos will face one of the league's better linebackers on Sunday when Jerod Mayo takes the field for the New England Patriots. The linebacker will also have a new five-year contract in hand, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Mayo was the 10th overall pick of the 2008 NFL Draft and was playing in the penultimate year of his contract. He was scheduled to make $600,000 and $750,000 this year and next. No word on if the new five-year deal begins after this rookie contract ends or if it will replace the final year of that original deal.

Mayo has 68 tackles and two interceptions in 11 games this season, missing two due to a knee injury.

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