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Starters G Antoine Caldwell (back), NT Shaun Cody (back), TE Owen Daniels (shoulder), TE Garrett Graham (concussion), T Derek Newton (knee), DE Antonio Smith (ankle) and G Wade Smith (knee) were all limited for Houston.
They can dance
Mayo was asked what rookies Jones and Hightower have brought to the Patriots’ defense this season, and Mayo quickly said, “some great dances.” Jones in particular was getting creative with his celebratory dancing this season, at one point breaking out Pee-Wee Herman’s “Tequila” moves.
Mayo added that the first-round picks have fit in well, and have been sponges, learning as much as they can.