NFL news roundup: Jerod Mayo, Jimmy Graham injuries and more


Updates on injuries to Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham and more from Tuesday.

New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo had surgery to repair a torn pectoral muscle on Tuesday, and could miss the rest of the 2013-14 season. Mayo sustained the injury during the team's Week 6 victory over the New Orleans Saints, leaving the game in the second half. His status for the remainder of the season is unknown bt it's hard to imagine him being back any time soon.

Here's what else you might have missed from Tuesday:

Graham injury not considered serious

New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham sustained an ankle/foot injury in the team's Week 6 loss to the New England Patriots, but a report on Tuesday suggested that the Saints are not worried about the injury long-term. The team will monitor the injury throughout the bye week but it seems unlikely Graham will miss any time.

Nicks has surgery

Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Carl Nicks had surgery on his toe on Tuesday. The surgery is to remove an MRSA infection, more commonly known as staph. He was diagnosed with the infection in training camp, but returned to the field in Week 3. There was a recurrence of the injury prior to Week 6, however. It's unclear if he'll be able to play in Week 7.

Cobb placed on IR

The Green Bay Packers placed wide receiver Randall Cobb on injured reserve with the return designation on Tesday. He will have to miss a good portion of the remainder of the season, but will be eligible to return prior to the playoffs and have some time to get back into playing shape. Cobb suffered a broken leg against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6.

Tomlin bans celebrations

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is enjoying his team's first win of the season, but he's not doing any backflips in celebration. Similarly, Tomlin banned his players from taking part in any such celebration after scoring a touchdown. Specifically, anything that requires the player to jump or do anything acrobatic will result in discipline from Tomlin. He called it silly, but most importantly, a player getting injured due to a celebration would be the most frustrating thing to happen this season.

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