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Jerod Mayo

Patriots circle wagons in camp and focus on football

The New England Patriots say they have more to worry about during training camp than the status of their star quarterback's lawsuit against the NFL and the team's image around the league. The defending Super Bowl champions are trying to replace Vince Wilfork on the defensive line and Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner in the secondary. Linebackers Jerod Mayo and Dont'a Hightower are trying to come back from injuries. New additions such as cornerback/safety Robert McClain are learning the system. Some players — second-year running back James White and defensive lineman Sealver Siliga, for example — are looking for bigger roles, and others are fighting just for a...

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