Jerod Mayo absent, Jamie Collins returns to Patriots practice

Mike Petraglia
September 17, 2014 - 9:09 am

[caption id="attachment_79135" align="alignright" width="150"]Jerod MayoJerod Mayo[/caption] FOXBORO -- Jamie Collins returned to practice Wednesday but another linebacker was absent as the Patriots began preparations for the Oakland Raiders in the home openers this Sunday. Jerod Mayo was not spotted at the start of full pads practice as the team worked out on the upper grass fields. Collins missed practice Thursday and Friday last week with a thigh injury and was inactive for the 30-7 win over the Vikings on Sunday. Mayo did not play a snap in the preseason but has played in both of the team's regular season games, as he returns from a torn pectoral muscle that ended his season last October in a win against the Saints.