Belichick: Decision on Mayo made this weekend

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Belichick: Decision on Mayo made this weekend

FOXBORO -- Injured Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo had limited participation in Wednesday's and Thursday's practice at Gillette Stadium. Coach Bill Belichick said on Friday that he'll likely make a decision on Mayo's availability after seeing how he progresses in the next few days.

"Well, he's been limited in practice, so he's done some things, and other things he hasn't done," said Belichick prior to Friday's practice at Gillette Stadium. "He's trying to do a little bit more each day. We'll see how that goes today. And then, we'll make a decision on this weekend, based on the whole body of work.

"Again, if the player works, and continues to get better, then that's good. If the player works, and kind of levels off of is held back a little bit, then that's probably an indication that he probably needs a little bit more time.

"Stringing days together is important, too, in the overall evaluation of an injury, or a player's readiness, I should say."

Cyrus Jones: 'I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to'

Cyrus Jones: 'I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to'

It was a tough rookie season for Cyrus Jones after being selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the the 2016 NFL Draft.

Despite struggling in the return game all season and being inactive for the playoffs, Jones will forever the labeled as a "Super Bowl Champion" after his team's victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

But you won't hear Jones bragging about the victory.

"I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to," Jones told Childs Walker of the The Baltimore Sun. "I was part of the team, but I didn't feel a part of it."

The 23-year-old rookie played in 10 games for the Patriots, seeing 147 snaps on defense. But his struggles in the return game were a talking point for most of the season after he came in with such high expectations as a returner out of Alabama. 

"Honestly, it was hell for me," he explained. "That's the only way I can describe it. I didn't feel I deserved to be part of anything that was happening with the team. I felt embarrassed that these people probably thought they wasted a pick on me."

Jones has already turned the page on his rookie season saying, there's "no such thing as an offseason" because he "didn't earn it."

Robert Kraft profiled on this week's 'Real Sports' on HBO

Robert Kraft profiled on this week's 'Real Sports' on HBO

Robert Kraft is a bit taken aback when he walks into a room at Gillette Stadium and sees the Patriots' five Lombardi trophies lined up.

"Wow. That's the first time I've seen five trophies there," he tells Andrea Kremer on HBO's "Real Sports" in a interview that will air as part of this week's episode Tuesday at 10 p.m.

"A lot of people have their big dreams and get knocked down and don't have things go their way," Kraft says, "And you never give up hope and you really just hold on to it. Hard work and perserverance. You just keep getting up and getting up and then you get that breakthrough. I think that's what happened in overtime down in Houston. And that's lessons in life that are good for anyone." 

Here's an excerpt: