Mayo MCL injury not expected to end season

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Mayo MCL injury not expected to end season

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com Patriots InsiderFollow @tomecurran
OAKLAND -- The leader of the Patriots' defense, linebacker Jerod Mayo, suffered a leftMCLinjuryin the second quarter that, while not expected to be season-ending, will sideline him for a extended period of time.

Mayo seemed unable to walk under his own power and was aided off the field by the medical staff. At halftime, he was taken off the field on a cart.

"We'll look at it tomorrow and see where he's at going into this week," coach Bill Belichick said after the game.

Defensive lineman Kyle Love and running back Danny Woodhead both went down with ankle injuries. Love returned in the third quarter, and later Tweeted: "Thanks for all the prayers! I'm feeling great! Ready for the Jets next week! Love yall."

Linebacker Rob Ninkovich also was hobbling in the locker room after the game.

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Gronkowski, Butler among missing from Thursday OTA session

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Gronkowski, Butler among missing from Thursday OTA session

FOXBORO -- The Patriots had a handful of surprise absences from Thursday's OTA session, the third such session of the week and the first that was open to reporters. 

Tight end Rob Gronkowski, corner Malcolm Butler, corner Logan Ryan and safety Duron Harmon were all missing from the session. The reason for their absences was unclear. 

Other players missing from the practice were receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, both of whom are recovering from offseason surgeries. Edelman was spotted wearing a boot on his surgically-repaired foot at Wednesday's Patriots fantasy camp at Gillette Stadium. 

Running backs LeGarrette Blount and Dion Lewis -- both of whom ended last season on injured reserve -- were also missing from the practice, as were offensive linemen Tre' Jackson, Shaq Mason, Josh Kline Nate Solder and Sebastian Vollmer. 

Defensive linemen Frank Kearse and Alan Branch were not present. Safety Nate Ebner, who is in the process of trying to make the US Olympic rugby squad, was also missing. 

Long-snapper Joe Cardona, who is currently fulfilling his duties as an active member of the Navy, was also not present Thursday. 

Jim Breuer reads purported Jastremski email to Toucher and Rich

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Jim Breuer reads purported Jastremski email to Toucher and Rich

On Toucher and Rich, comedian Jim Breuer reads an email he says he received from a man he met at a Mexican resort who said he was John Jastremski, a key figure in the Patriots’ Deflategate saga. 

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Breuer identifies picture as Patriots staffer Jastremski: ‘Absolutely’ him

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Breuer identifies picture as Patriots staffer Jastremski: ‘Absolutely’ him

Toucher & Rich try to get to the bottom of comedian Jim Breuer's ‎Deflategate story. Breuer IDs a picture of Patriots equipment staffer John Jastremski as the man he met last year at a resort in Mexico who told him he was the key guy in the controversy.

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