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New England Patriots Injury Update: Jerod Mayo Reveals Current Status of Roster Development

Ayush Juneja

New England Quarterback Update: Patriots HC Jerod Mayo Hints At Cutting One From the QB Room

The New England Patriots are heading into the 2024 campaign on the back of a major rebuild. The team won’t likely make the kind of impression that fans would want, especially with new head coach Jerod Mayo in charge and a QB room full of unfamiliar players. However, there appear to be more impending problems, particularly a few injury updates that aren’t alarming just yet but could become problematic down the stretch.

After the rookie minicamp, the franchise will soon organize team activities (OTAs) on May 20-21, May 23, May 29-31, June 3-4, and June 6-7 before the mandatory minicamp starts on June 11. However, according to Zach Cox’s report on X, Jerod Mayo has recently stated in a presser that the club will be without Kendrick Bourne and Cole Strange during the OTAs.

Bourne is still rehabilitating from an ACL injury and won’t participate in all the spring practices. As for Strange, the situation is being continuously monitored. While he took part in the meetings, it will take some time before he can practice again.

Additionally, Matthew Judon won’t attend the 20-21 May OTAs, although he has been visiting and spending time in the training facility. According to PatsPulpit, all these OTAs are optional except for the June 11th-13th minicamp. During these OTAs, the coaches will conduct drills, and both offensive and defensive players will practice and line up across from each other.

It’s also worth mentioning that while Jacoby Brissett is expected to assume the reins, the Patriots’ newly drafted Drake Maye is making it difficult for the coaches to ignore his enthusiasm.

Jerod Mayo Shares Latest on Drake Maye

Carlos Pats Talk on X, formerly known as Twitter, highlighted coach Mayo’s comments on Drake Maye, which are nothing short of positive. The former Tar Heels QB has been putting in a lot of work, and it is already showing. He is making headway, both on and off the field. So much so that Mayo revealed that he often finds the 21-year-old in the QB room, watching films, all by himself.

“Drake did a great job, not only progressing on the field but also off the field,” Mayo said. “You can already tell he’s gonna put in that extra work. I walk by the quarterback meeting room; he’s just in there by himself watching film. Those are things that you wanna see.”

While the Patriots are not rushing the process and are allowing their 21-year-old star QB to learn and develop, he still might get a few games under his belt in his rookie season, especially considering how he has already begun winning over fans.

Considering the tough schedule, the Patriots are not expected to win many games during this rebuilding phase, but this period is crucial for both the team’s development and the growth of its players.

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Ayush Juneja

Ayush Juneja


Ayush Juneja is an NFL Journalist at the SportsRush. New to Gridiron, he has been following the sport for past 9 months and has authored over 400 articles so far. As a sports enthusiast and a true adrenaline junkie, he finds the physical side of sports to be more thrilling and engaging. A big fan of Liverpool F.C., he now roots for another red team in San Francisco 49ers and would love to see a match at Levi's Stadium and Michigan Stadium. American culture and politics fascinates him and would love to experience it first hand.

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