New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo told the Boston Herald on Friday that players have yet to gather for informal workouts during the NFL's lockout, but that hasn't stopped the three-year pro from getting some exercise in.
"Yeah, Iâm working on the Bowflex," Mayo told the Herald. "Just trying to get better, trying to stay in shape."
Some players around the league began gathering for workouts this week, and Mayo believes his teammates will do the same.
"Iâm going to try to hold everybody accountable and try to do something later on. Iâm not sure when, but weâll probably try to do something," he said.
"Itâs all about beating the lockout at this point. Whatever team can beat the lockout has a good chance of success in the upcoming season. So weâre going to do the most we can. Whether itâs on the phone, or on Skype, whatever we have to do, we have to do a lot of stuff."
Mayo said his responsibilities as defensive captain are important during this unorthodox offseason, and that means staying in communication until workouts happen.
"You have to hold everybody accountable," he continued, "and make sure everybodyâs minding their Ps and Qs and ready to come back to work when itâs time."