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VFL Jerod Mayo restructured his contract with the New England Patriots so that he could remain with the Super Bowl Champions. Here's a look at coverage of his new deal.
Mayo, a defensive captain for the Patriots, has played just 12 games over the last two seasons after suffering pectoral and knee injuries. He is expected to start alongside Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins in 2015, though the Patriots also have shown interest in acquiring another starting-caliber linebacker. Hightower is coming off a torn labrum that could limit him in training camp and preseason. Mayo originally was drafted No. 10 overall out of Tennessee in the 2008 NFL draft. He has 756 career tackles, 10 sacks and eight forced fumbles with the Patriots. He previously was signed through 2017.
VFL offensive lineman Jacques McClendon has signed with the Miami Dolphins. The 6-3, 324-pound McClendon joins Miami after a two-year stint (2013-14) with the Jacksonville Jaguars following time on the practice squads of the Detroit Lions (2011), Pittsburgh Steelers (2012), Atlanta Falcons (2012), while also being on the active roster of the Indianapolis Colts in 2010. He originally was a fourth-round selection (129th overall) of the Colts in the 2010 NFL draft. In his career, he has played guard and center, and has appeared in 22 games with five starts. In 2014, he saw action in 13 games with three starts for the Jaguars. McClendon played collegiately at Tennessee where he started 26-of-49 games at guard. Born December 10, 1987, McClendon attended The Baylor School in Cleveland, Tenn.
With McClendon joining the Dolphins, Miami now has three former Vols on its offensive line as he joins Ja'Wuan James and Dallas Thomas.