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News Blitz 2/17: Jerod Mayo retires

Jerod Mayo broke the biggest news of the day Tuesday night when he announced on his Instagram account that he is retiring from football.

The Boston Globe has the story. ESPN.com says Mayo's decision was not a surprise while the Boston Herald points out the Patriots will pick up some cap space. MassLive.com has some comments on Mayo from teammates over the years.

CSNNE.com has Vince Wilfork offering some heartfelt thoughts on his "brother Mayo."

That wasn't the only news as it appears that Mike Reiss' report from last week is accurate and veteran offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia has indeed return to his post after a two-year hiatus.

Looking at the draft, the Boston Herald says the deflategate punishment is worse than you think.

CSNNE.com moves on the 2007 Super Bowl in its series on the most disappointing season-ending losses for the Patriots.

ESPN.com looks at Chris Ivory's pending free agency and wonders if the Patriots will be one of the running back's suitors.

Patriots fans won't be too happy to learn what commissioner Roger Goodell made in 2014.

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