Pats LB Mayo aims to keep players accountable during lockout

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.

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"Yeah, I'm 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. 

"I'm going to try to hold everybody accountable and try to do something later on. I'm not sure when, but we'll probably try to do something," he said. 

"It's 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 we're going to do the most we can. Whether it's 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 everybody's minding their Ps and Qs and ready to come back to work when it's time."

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