Patriots Dowling Doubtful, Mayo Questionable
FOXBORO (CBS) – The New England Patriots may get linebacker Jerod Mayo back against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Then again, they might not.
Mayo is listed as questionable on Friday’s final practice report, along with four others. The Patriots linebacker has missed the last two games after suffering a knee injury in New England’s Week 4 win over the Raiders.
Safety Josh Barett (thumb), running back BenJarvis Green-Ellis (toe), defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth (back) and offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back) are also listed as questionable for Sunday’s game, giving them a 50-50 chance to play in Pittsburgh.
Rookie corner Ras-I Dowling is listed as doubtful, putting further strain on a Patriots secondary after the release of veteran Leigh Bodden on Friday.
Linebacker Dane Fletcher is the only Patriot ruled out for Sunday’s game.
Tune in to the Patriots-Steelers on 98.5 The Sports Hub and WBZ-TV on Sunday at 4:15pm. Pregame coverage begins Sunday morning at 11:30am on WBZ with Patriots Gameday, with coverage on The Sports Hub kicking off at 1pm. After the game, tune in to the Patriots Postgame show on 98.5 and Patriots Fifth Quarter on MY TV38.