Jerod Mayo LB NE 3 Hrs

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.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 9 Days

Mayo was on the field for 74-of-74 snaps on defense in Sunday's loss to the Dolphins, ESPN.com reports.

In the process, Mayo recorded 12 tackles, thus reestablishing both his health and his ability to record a good amount of stops for his IDP owners.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 14 Days

Mayo (undisclosed), who did not play in the Patriots' preseason finale, does not appear on the team's Wednesday practice participation/injury report.

Mayo thus appears to be a go for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, and assuming he can stay on the field this season, the linebacker is an IDP bounce-back candidate, thanks to his tackling ability.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 19 Days

Mayo (undisclosed) did not travel with the Patriots for Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants, the Boston Globe reports.

We'll have a better read on Mayo's Week 1 prospects next week when the team's official practice participation/injury report is made available, but at this stage the linebacker's status is worth monitoring by those in IDP formats.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 25 Days

Though Mayo (undisclosed injury) was in uniform, he did not play in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers, the Boston Globe reports.

Given that Mayo (who has been practicing of late) was viewed as a game-time decision for the contest and that he suited up, it doesn't appear that the linebacker's undisclosed injury is something that is likely to impact his regular season availability.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 26 Days

Mayo is dressed for Friday's preseason game, but will be a game-time decision, ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss reports.

It's unclear what is ailing Mayo, but he was limited this week in practice. Odds are it's not a very serious injury, as there's a chance he'll play Friday.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 1 Month

Mayo (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, ESPN Boston reports.

Mayo missed three practices last week, as well as Friday's preseason game versus the Eagles, for an undisclosed reason. While an explanation for his absence still hasn't been provided, Mayo returned to action Monday and could be ready for Friday's exhibition contest against Carolina.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 1 Month

Mayo (unspecified issue) sat out practice again Thursday, ESPN.com reports.

It's unclear what's keeping Mayo off the field, but he's been out for three days thus far. In his absence, Dont'a Hightower has assumed some of Mayo's play-calling responsibilities, while Darius Fleming is among the players seeing added opportunities in practice.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 1 Month

Mayo (unspecified issue) missed his second straight day of practice Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

Mayo was limited to six games last season due to a torn pectoral muscle, but he had been practicing prior to his current absence, so assuming no major setbacks, he appears on track to hold down the Patriots' starting middle linebacker job and thus re-emerge on the IDP radar thanks to his tackling prowess.

Jerod Mayo LB NE 4 Months

Patriots WLB Jerod Mayo (pectoral) is participating in Organized Team Activities.

Mayo is progressing well after missing the final 10 games of 2013. He's been cleared for team drills at OTAs and remains on track for training camp. With Dont'a Hightower moving into more of a pass rush role, Mayo and Jamie Collins are ticketed for the majority of snaps in the Patriots' nickel packages.