FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked on Tuesday about his injured players and how much they're involved in the off-field preparation process, especially during the team's upcoming bye week.
Belichick responded by saying the team's top priority is getting all injured players rehabilitated and back on the field. In the process, he gave an update on injured linebacker Jerod Mayo, who's making his way back from a knee injury after missing the last two games, and having limited participation in last Friday's practice.
"At the point and time where he is really able to participate in practicing, which we're certainly getting close to that, then he'll have less rehabilitation and more practice," said Belichick.
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Tom Brady will have to leave the Patriots facility Saturday to begin his four-game suspension, but, according to Brian McCarthy of the NFL public relations office, he'll still be allowed to workout with his body guru/business partner Alex Guererro, despite the fact he's a team employee.
However, no football information may come through the Patriots for Guerrero to pass on to Brady.
Guerrero works with other players and travels with team.
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