The two-time Pro Bowl backer tore his patella tendon last October, ending his season in Week 6. Mayo had an injury guarantee of $4.5 million, meaning the Patriots would have to pay him in full if they released him before he was fully healthy.
Mayo will miss the rest of the season due to a torn patellar tendon. The club has already filled Mayo's spot on the roster by calling up a player from the practice squad.
Barker played four games for New England in 2013.
Mayo, who registered 37 tackles and a sack as a full-time starter this season, will be out for the rest of the year.
The knee injury suffered by
He was on pace for his first 100-plus tackle season since 2012. His season ends with 53 combined tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.
|2008||New England Patriots||16||128||100.0||28||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||4|
|2009||New England Patriots||13||103||70.0||33||1.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2010||New England Patriots||16||175||114.0||61||2||0||0||0.0||0||0||5|
|2011||New England Patriots||14||95||58.0||37||1||2||4||2.0||2||0||4|
|2012||New England Patriots||16||147||88.0||59||3||1||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2013||New England Patriots||6||55||35.0||20||1.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2014||New England Patriots||6||53||37.0||16||1||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2008||New England Patriots||16||0||0||1||0||1||0||1||0|
|2009||New England Patriots||13||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2010||New England Patriots||16||0||0||1||0||3||-2||3||0|
|2011||New England Patriots||14||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New England Patriots||16||0||0||4||0||1||0||1||0|
|2013||New England Patriots||6||0||0||0||0||1||2||1||0|
|2014||New England Patriots||6||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
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