Jerod Mayo Says Knee Feels ‘Better,’ Plays Much More Significant Role Against Giants


FOXBORO, Mass. — Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo said his knee is getting better, and that's the reason why he was much more involved in Sunday's game plan against the Giants.

Mayo injured his knee in Week 4 in Oakland and then missed the Patriots' victories against the Jets and Cowboys. He returned last week against the Steelers to play three full series, a limited capacity because he had to take gradual steps due to the severity of the injury.

Mayo played the entire game against the Giants, though, and his presence went a long way toward the Patriots' improvements in their pass defense in the middle of the field. He also had six tackles.

"I feel better," Mayo said. "It's just one of those things that needs time, and hopefully it continues to improve."

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