There wasn’t much talk about the Patriots getting linebacker Jerod Mayo back for this weekend’s game against the Cowboys, but things changed on Friday.
Mayo made his return to practice less than two weeks after suffering a sprained MCL against the Raiders. When Mayo was injured, reports were that he would be out “a while” so his return to the practice field was quite a bit faster than expected. Also unexpected was Mayo being listed as questionable on the Patriots’ injury report for Sunday’s game, meaning he’s got a 50/50 chance of being in the lineup.
Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald doesn’t expect Mayo to play against Dallas and thinks he’ll make his return after the bye in Week Seven. Even if that turns out to be true, missing two games was a pretty good result for Mayo and the Patriots after what looked like a serious injury when it initially happened.
The Patriots also listed running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis as questionable for Sunday with a toe injury. The Law Firm is coming off a strong game against the Jets last week. Tight end Aaron Hernandez and defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth are both questionable as well.
Safety Josh Barrett was ruled out for the game.