Jerod Mayo is entering his fifth season in New England and has established himself as a leader on Bill Belichick's defensive squad.
Belichick says part of Mayo's value is his versatility.
With promising young players like Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower, Mayo's leadership could be an added bonus.
LANDOVER, Md. - Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to compensate for a pick-6, and the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night on a drab field in a drab game between two injury-depleted teams that did not look ready for prime time. Click here to read more.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has backed down from his threat to sue the NFL over commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension, is adamant about his fellow owners discussing it at a Dec. 13 meeting, according to Pro Football Talk.
Here's more from Charean Williams of NBCSports.com's Pro Football Talk.