Report: Jerod Mayo has surgery to repair another torn pectoral

AP

Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo ended this season the way he so often does — on injured reserve.

But he’s trying to take steps to make a comeback, somewhere.

According to Dan Roche of WBZ, Mayo had surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle, and hopes to be ready to return to training camp next year.

The question is whose. The Patriots have an option on his contract for next year, but it seems unlikely they’d invest heavily in a 30-year-old who has finished three straight seasons on injured reserve (torn patella tendon, torn pectoral). But Mayo took a pay cut this year to come back, so he might be willing to again.