Guyton to replace Mayo for time being

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Guyton to replace Mayo for time being

By Danny Picard
CSNNE.com Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO --With Jerod Mayo expected to be out several weeks due to a sprained MCL, hisreplacement is expected to come from within.

On Monday, a day after New Englands 31-19 win over theRaiders in Oakland, Patriots coach Bill Belichick addressed the media, and saidthat linebacker Gary Guyton will replace the captain.

Gary and Jerod came in together, theyre very close,personally, said Belichick. And playing next to each other, they have greatcommunication. Both guys can kind of do what the other one does, and they flipassignments and positions regularly on the defense, just to change up thelooks.

I think Garys got good experience, and he knows all thepositions at the inside linebacker part of the defense . . . Hes a real sharpguy.

Well see what the game plan is, going forward here, addedBelichick. But certainly, Gary has had a big role on our defense over the lastthree years, and hell continue to. Hes a key guy for us and hes done a goodjob and hes done various things. Hes played in sub defenses, hes played inregular defenses, played in our middle linebacker spot, played our other insidelinebacker spot.

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Gronkowski put on IR, officially ending his season

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The Patriots have added running back D.J. Foster to the 53-man roster. 

Gronkowski underwent surgery on his back Friday in Los Angeles. There was some hope he might be able to return if the Patriots reached the Super Bowl, but this move ends that.

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