Mayo (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, according to Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site.
Mayo was considered questionable with the knee issue, but it won't prevent him from suiting up Sunday. The 27-year-old has filled a rotational role in New York's linebacking corps this season.
Mayo (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Seattle, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Mayo missed this season's first five games with a knee injury, but it's unclear if the injury bothering him now is related to that earlier absence. Promising rookie seventh-round pick Tae Crowder would likely see an uptick in playing time if Mayo's out or limited Sunday.
Mayo (knee) was activated off injured reserve Friday, Michael Elsen of the Giants' official site reports.
The 27-year-old missed the first five games of the season after undergoing surgery to address a torn meniscus he suffered in late August, but he's poised to make his season debut Sunday. Mayo had 82 tackles and two sacks in 16 games for New York last season and should step into a significant role in the linebacker rotation.
Mayo (knee) returned to practice Thursday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.
This is huge news for the veteran, as he's missed the first four games of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus he suffered in training camp. It's unclear when Mayo will be able to return, but now that he's back at practice, the Giants have 21 days to active him off injured reserve. In the meantime, Blake Martinez and Devante Downs are expected to continue to start at inside linebacker.
The Giants placed Mayo (knee) on injured reserve Sunday, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Mayo suffered a torn meniscus during training camp, so this transaction was an expected move by the club. The veteran will be a tough loss to begin the season, as he recorded 82 tackles and two sacks in 16 games (13 starts) for the Giants last season. Mayo is now ruled out for the first eight weeks of the season at least, so in his stead, look for Tae Crowder to see a slight uptick in snaps at inside linebacker.
Mayo was diagnosed Wednesday with a torn meniscus in his knee, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
Mayo, who is scheduled for surgery Thursday, was one of two significant defenders the Giants lost to injuries this week, as rookie safety Xavier McKinney is slated to go under the knife later Wednesday to address a broken foot. The linebacker recorded 82 tackles and two sacks in 16 games (13 starts) for the Giants last season, playing 56.9 percent of defensive snaps. Vacchiano believes Mayo eventually will be placed on injured reserve, which would rule him out for the first eight weeks of the season. Potential replacements at inside linebacker include Ryan Connelly and Tae Crowder.
Mayo agreed to a three-year extension with the Giants on Friday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
After playing his first four seasons with the Panthers, Mayo moved on to the Giants in 2019. He played in all 16 games, including 13 starts, and accumulated 82 tackles (52 solo) in the process. The 26-year-old also tallied two sacks and two passes defended. He looks on track to again start at inside linebacker in the 2020 season.
Mayo notched 82 tackles (52 solo), two sacks, two defended passes and one fumble recovery across 16 games in 2019.
Mayo produced in a rotational role during his debut campaign in New York. He'd previously spent four straight seasons as a depth option with the Panthers. It remains to be seen if the Giants will retain the unrestricted free agent in the offseason.
Mayo logged seven tackles (four solo) and a pass breakup in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Bears.
The performance marked Mayo's best tackle effort since recording 13 in Week 6. He's up to 50 tackles (33 solo) on the year, blowing away his previous career high of 19.
Mayo recorded three tackles (two solo), a sack and a pass defensed across 30 defensive snaps in Sunday's loss to the Cardinals.
Mayo has now reached the quarterback in each of the past two contests. The linebacker is playing in about 41 percent of the team's defensive snaps this season while primarily slotting in behind Alec Ogletree.
Mayo had 13 tackles (nine solo) and a half-sack in Thursday's loss to the Patriots.
Thursday was the 26-year-old's third consecutive start, and he now has 30 tackles (19 solo) in those games. Mayo has been filling in as a starter for Tae Davis, who cleared the concussion protocol earlier this week but was still inactive against New England.
Mayo made nine tackles (five solo) in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Vikings.
Mayo was called upon to start due to a slew of injuries and he performed well. With Tae Davis and Alec Ogletree both healthy, however, Mayo will likely be pushed back into a reserve role.
Mayo will start at inside linebacker for Sunday's game versus the Vikings, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
This isn't expected to be a long-term gig for Mayo, but with injuries stacking up at linebacker -- Ryan Connelly (knee) is out for the season while Tae Davis (concussion) and Alex Ogletree (hamstring) have been ruled out for Sunday -- he'll be called upon to start next to either Nathan Stupar or Josiah Tauaefa. Mayo made eight tackles (five solo) in this past Sunday's win over the Redskins.
Mayo logged eight total tackles (four solo) in Sunday's win over Washington.
Mayo was on the field for 35 of 51 possible defensive snaps (69 percent) in Sunday's contest. The 26-year-old didn't see the field at all in the season's first two games and was present for just eight snaps in Week 3. In the future, Mayo could see a similar role to the one he played Sunday with fellow inside linebacker Ryan Connelly (knee) landing on injured reserve Monday.
Mayo (sports hernia) logged four tackles (all solo) and a sack in Saturday's preseason opener against Dallas.
Mayo had been recovering from sports hernia surgery this offseason. Saturday's strong showing confirms a full recovery, and he will resume competing for a backup linebacker role this preseason.
Mayo (sports hernia) signed a two-year contract with the 49ers on Thursday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Mayo played all 16 games as a reserve linebacker with the Panthers last season, recording 14 tackles and one defended pass. The 25-year-old underwent sports hernia surgery earlier this offseason and is expected to make a full recovery prior to training camp.
Mayo underwent sports hernia surgery after the season and is expected to make a full recovery ahead of training camp, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Mayo never missed a game in 2018, but his name popped up on the injury report prior to Week 10 with an unspecified groin issue. Sports hernia surgeries typically don't carry timetables of more than two months, so Mayo may even be ready for OTAs. He'll become an unrestricted free agent in March, but both he and the Panthers will likely have some interest in a reunion.
Mayo (groin) is active for Thursday's matchup against the Steelers, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Mayo's availability is something of a surprise, given that the depth linebacker was unable to participate during all three of Carolina's practice sessions this week. The fourth-year pro has played only one defensive snap since Week 6, so expect Mayo to see most of his work on special teams.
Mayo will start during the Panthers' season opener against the Cowboys on Sunday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
With Thomas Davis (suspension) set to miss the first four games of the regular season, Mayo is primed for a substantial increase in playing time. The 25-year-old averaged less than 10 defensive snaps per game in 2017, so it remains to be seen how Mayo will adjust to a starter's workload. With Davis considering retirement after the 2018 season, Mayo may eventually take over the starting weak-side linebacker position full time.
Mayo posted 19 tackles and one pass breakup in the 2017 season.
Mayo averaged less than 10 defensive snaps per game, so not much more could be expected out of him. With starting weak-side linebacker Thomas Davis set to retire after the 2018 season, the Panthers may look into giving Mayo more defensive reps to prepare him for a potential starting job in 2019.
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