Patriots place Jerod Mayo on IR

The New England Patriots have announced that they’ve placed linebacker Jerod Mayo (torn pec) on season ending injured reserve and signed defensive tackle Andre Neblett.

The New England Patriots announced that they have re-signed DT Andre Neblett to the 53-man roster, placed LB Jerod Mayo on injured reserve and signed CB Travis Howard to the practice squad.

Mayo suffered his injury in the fourth quarter of the victory over New Orleans last Sunday.

Neblett, 25, was signed by the Patriots on Wednesday, Oct. 9, and released last Saturday to make room for DL Marcus Forston. He is a veteran of three NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers after joining the team as a rookie free agent out of Temple in in 2010. The 6-foot, 310-pounder signed with Tampa Bay as an unrestricted free agent on May 6, 2013, but was released by the Buccaneers on Aug. 31, 2013. Neblett has played in 30 NFL games with seven starts during his three seasons with the Panthers and has registered 28 total tackles, three sacks and two fumble recoveries. Last season, he played in 11 games with two starts and recorded 11 tackles and a ½ sack.