• by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Patriots' Belchick says Mayo making progress every day coming off injury

    Although he sat out the preseason opener against the Packers, Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo hasn't missed a practice since camp opened in his return from a torn patellar tendon. "Jerod's made progress day by day; nobody works harder than Jerod does," coach Bill Belichick said Monday, per ESPN.com. "We've asked him to do a little more, either by volume/the amount of work he does, or we've increased the intensity of it in the two-and-a-half weeks we've been in training camp, and I think he's handled all those well."

  • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

    Patriots restructure LB Jerod Mayo's contract

    The Patriots are working on restructuring linebacker Jerod Mayo's contract in order to keep the injured team captain in New England, per Fox Sports. 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.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Patriots place Jerod Mayo on IR

    The Patriots have placed linebacker Jerod Mayo on IR, according to ESPN. 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.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: G Chris Barker elevated to live roster by Patriots

    The Patriots have promoted guard Chris Barker from the practice squad to replace injured linebacker Jerod Mayo on the roster, a source has told the Boston Herald. Barker played four games for New England in 2013.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Report: Patriots LB Jerod Mayo goes under the knife

    Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo had surgery Thursday to repair a torn patellar tendon sustained Sunday against Buffalo, according to Tom Curran of CSN New England. Mayo, who registered 37 tackles and a sack as a full-time starter this season, will be out for the rest of the year.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Report: Patriots LB Jerod Mayo expected to miss rest of season

    The knee injury suffered by Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo in Week 6 against the Bills has turned out to be as serious as it looked. Mayo is expected to miss the remainder of the season after being carted off with a lower right leg injury that multiple sources say "is bad," ESPN's Adam Schefter reports on Monday. 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.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Patriots' Jerod Mayo, Stevan Ridley ruled out for Thursday night

    As expected, the Patriots have ruled linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley out for Thursday's game at home against the Jets in Week 7, according to the Boston Globe. Mayo was carted off with a knee injury, while Ridley departed with an ACL injury in Week 6 at Buffalo. According early reports, both injuries are considered significant, which could leave them out for an extended period of time. The Patriots will host the Bears in Week 8.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Pats' Belichick doesn't think Mayo, Ridley injuries are minor

    Patriots coach Bill Belichick didn't sound too optimistic during an interview with WEEI Monday about the statuses of linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley, who both left Sunday's game at Buffalo due to knee injuries. "Unfortunately, I don't think it looks too good. I don't think it's minor," Belichick said.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Belichick: Patriots 'have to be ready to move on without' Jerod Mayo

    NFL.com National Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday it is believed Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo suffered a significant knee injury Week 6 against the Bills, but the team is awaiting further test results to learn the severity of the injury. On Monday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick kind of echoed the sentiments Mayo could be dealing with a serious injury, per ESPN. "Keep our fingers crossed for him and see exactly what the situation is. Have to be ready to move on without him," Belichick said.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Patriots LB Jerod Mayo suffers knee injury Week 6

    Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo has been ruled out for the rest of the game after suffering a knee injury in the second quarter Sunday against the Bills. Mayo had to be carted off the field after getting hurt making a tackle.