Jerod Mayo LB NE 2 Months

Mayo (knee) has been placed on IR by the Patriots, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports.

Running back Stevan Ridley was also placed on IR, allowing the Patriots to promote offensive lineman Chris Barker and running back Jonas Gray from their practice squad in advance of Thursday's game against the Jets.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 2 Months

Mayo underwent surgery Thursday to repair the patella tendon in his right knee, csnne.com reports.

The report indicates that Mayo's recovery is expected to take about six months, with the linebacker expected to land on IR in the coming days. His absence is a big blow to the Patriots' defense, and going forward, the team figures to lean heavily on the likes of Dont'a Hightower (health permitting) and Jamie Collins.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 2 Months

Mayo (knee) has been ruled out for the season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

Mayo was carted off the field Sunday against the Bills after suffering a lower-leg injury. He underwent an MRI on Monday, and while the team has not provided an official diagnosis, Mayo's injury is severe enough that it will keep him out for the remainder of the 2014 season. This is the second consecutive year in which Mayo has suffered a season-ending injury, as he was lost to a torn pectoral a year ago to the day.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 2 Months

Mayo (knee) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Jets, the Boston Herald reports.

Mayo underwent an MRI on Monday and the expectation is that the yet-to-be-reported results will confirm a serious, and quite possibly season-ending injury, for the Patriots' linebacker.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 2 Months

Mayo was using crutches and sporting a compression sleeve over his right knee after Sunday's win over the Bills, ESPN.com reports.

We'll track Mayo's status in the coming days, but it looks like the linebacker is destined to miss time due to the injury, and perhaps a significant amount of it.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 2 Months

Mayo suffered an apparent leg injury in Sunday's game against Buffalo and was carted off the field, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. He will not return.

This one didn't look good. The entire defense took a knee around Mayo while he was on the ground, and Bill Belichick went onto the field to check on one of the most important pieces of the Patriots' defense. Deontae Skinner replaced Mayo.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 2 Months

Mayo was on the field for 55-of-55 snaps on defense in Sunday's 43-17 win over the Bengals.

Mayo recorded eight tackles in the game, which brings his total through five games to 48, a mark that puts him in a tie for seventh place in the NFL in that category.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 3 Months

Mayo is no longer listed on the Patriots' practice participation/injury report, the team's official site reports.

Mayo missed practice Wednesday to be with his wife for the birth of their child, but he's back with the team and on track to play Sunday against the Raiders.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 3 Months

Mayo missed practice Wednesday to be with his wife for the birth of their child, the Boston Herald reports.

Mayo, who has 19 tackles and a sack through the Patriots' first two games, should thus be available for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 3 Months

Mayo (unspecified reason) did not practice Wednesday, the Boston Herald reports.

We'll have to see how the Patriots list Mayo on on Wednesday's practice participation/injury report, but the linebacker was able to play all 68 snaps on defense in Week 2's win over the Vikings.