Report: Patriots free agent now wants to stay because of Jerod Mayo hiring

The hiring of Jerod Mayo as New England Patriots head coach has already begun to create a ripple effect.

One Patriots free agent has reportedly indicated that he wanted to return to New England because of Mayo, according to MassLive’s Mark Daniels.

Mayo was announced as the next head coach of the organization on Friday afternoon. He takes over for Bill Belichick, after spending the last five seasons as the inside linebackers coach.

The Patriots have 24 players headed for free agency this offseason, and they will have to make decisions on who to keep within the organization. It appears that one player is already planning to come back, although Daniels did not specify exactly who the player was.

Personnel decisions will have to be made in what has already been a busy offseason for New England. It won’t be too much longer before we finally find out who stays and who goes.

Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire