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Patriots coach Bill Belichick wasn’t ready to comment yesterday on the extent of the left knee injury that forced Jerod Mayo to leave Sunday’s win over the Raiders, but according to a league source the Pro Bowl linebacker likely will miss six weeks with a medial collateral ligament sprain.

Patriots LB Mayo suffers knee injury

New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo suffered a knee injury in Sunday's 31-19 win at Oakland. Mayo is expected to be sidelined for "awhile," according to a report by Comcast SportsNet New England, which said the injury is not season-ending. Mayo has been a tackling machine since the Patriots drafted him No. 10 overall out of Tennessee in 2008. He has had three...

Belichick Addresses Mayo Injury, Linebacker Situation

Jerod Mayo is expected to miss as much as six weeks. New England Patriots head coach addressed the Jerod Mayo situation today (sort of), covering the injury in his usual evasive manner. He did talk about the players expected to pick up the slack for the New England linebackers corps, Gary Guyton and Dane Fletcher. "We had our moments." Hoodie said today, when asked about...

Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s team responds for him: “I thought we stood up to a physical team.”

Bill Belichick rarely responds to trash talk. Well, sometimes he does, but it’s always after the game and usually after a win. So, when Raiders linebacker Rolando McClain described the Patriots as “just a finesse team,” Belichick was mostly mum this week. After the Patriots 31-19 win over the Raiders, Belichick could finally answer McClain. No, he didn’t specifically do so...

Patriots coach Bill Belichick expresses confidence in Gary Guyton

As expected, Bill Belichick didn’t provide an update on the condition of linebacker Jerod Mayo a day after the Patriots 31-19 win over the Raiders. But if Mayo is out for a month with a sprained MCL, Belichick clearly has confidence that Gary Guyton can step in and help fill the void. “Certainly I think Gary has had a big role in our defense over the last three years and I...

Bill Belichick Press Conference Transcript - 10/3/2011

Read what New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had to say as he addressed the media on Monday, October 3, 2011.

Gary Guyton stands in for Jerod Mayo

FOXBORO - If there's any silver lining to the knee injury Jerod Mayo suffered Sunday, it's that the Patriots have...

Vince Wilfork, the man with “vacuum cleaner” hands, says Bill Belichick

When it comes to interceptions, you can’t stop Vince Wilfork, you can only hope to contain him. Yes, the big fella snagged another one earlier today against the Raiders. That’s two picks on the season for the defensive lineman. After his amazing interception and return against the Chargers Week 2, Wilfork added to the collection, picking off a Jason Campbell pass early in the...

How much interest did the Pats have in Plaxico Burress? We’ll let Bill Belichick fill in some details

Plaxico Burress was an intriguing proposition for some teams, following his release from prison earlier this year. Prior to his serving time for having a gun, and using it to shoot himself in the leg, Burress was one of the best receivers in the game. As most will painfully recall, he caught the game-winning touchdown for the New York Giants in the 2007-08 Super Bowl that killed...

Patriots release lengthy injury report: Seven are out, WR Taylor Price is healthy

The Patriots just released their practice report, showing seven players did not participate. That’s a hefty list, including captain Jerod Mayo and TE Aaron Hernandez. But what was actually interesting news is that, for the first time since the season began, WR Taylor Price was off the practice report. That means he’s healthy. Perhaps he steps it up this week. As for the Jets...

With Jets down, Rex does standup routine

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Rex Ryan was sporting a navy blue blazer, doing what he could to show everyone that Bill Belichick isn't the only coach on tap to be enshrined in a Hall of Fame.

Jets week a departure

Rookie running back Stevan Ridley has only been in the Patriots locker room for two months and he has already gotten the obligatory Jets week warning from coach Bill Belichick .

Patriots Looked Into Signing Plaxico Burress After Lockout

Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald reports during a conference call today with the media, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked if he considered bringing Burress to Foxboro, before settling on Chad Ochocinco. The Patriots coach acknowledged the Pats had in fact checked him out. ”We did look at him in the offseason just because of his general availability as we normally do – look...
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