Mayo has a sprained MCL. One source says that the sprain is 'Grade 3', which is the worst possible result and would keep Mayo out 6-8 weeks. The other source claims that the injury is not that bad'. The linebacker is likely somewhere in between, but will definitely avoid the IR. Find a part-time replacement in IDP leagues.
YOU CAN'T DROP THIS GUY. PERIOD! What if it's only 2 weeks. You just never know with Belichick.
I bet their regretting cutting Paris Lenon right about now. Ironic that the Rams just signed Lenon yesterday so the Patriots can't go back and get him.
So, it's speculation time. Reportedly, Patriots are considering old (and I do mean old) Tampa Bay Linebacker Derrick Brooks. We'll see.
Currently, Eric Alexander is listed as the backup to Mayo on the depth chart. So if they don't pick up a free agent, my guess is they move Pierre Woods into Mayo's spot and Derrick Burgess starts on the outside. Anyone think Teddy Bruschi comes out of retirement? Afterall, he was with them all of training camp. hmmm
But all we can do is wait and see. Regardless, if you have Mayo, like I do, you gotta go pick someone up for Week 2. Personally, I just watched a guy in my league drop Miami MLB Channing Crowder last night so I'm going to wait for him to clear waivers and see if I can get him this Saturday. He's got Indy this week on MNF. If he's gone, than I'm grabbing Detroit's rookie SS Delmas against MIN.