With linebacker Jerod Mayo out with a sprained medial collateral ligament in his right knee, the Patriots could be looking to boost their linebacker depth.
One player who could bail them out at inside ‘backer is Junior Seau, who came out of pseudo-retirement last season to play the last four games of the season for the Patriots.
Seau said on SIRIUS satellite radio today that he has not gotten a call from the Patriots in the wake of Mayo’s injury, and that he feels that at 40 years old he only has six games in his body.
“Nah, this is too early. This body can give you six games but that’s about it,” Seau told the “SIRIUS Blitz” with Adam Schein and Rich Gannon.
Seau didn’t rule out a return this season.
“I have my phone open in November and December for the Pats if they need help,” he said. “That’s about it. I’m not waiting for the call. I’m just letting them know that, they understand that if they need any help going further into the postseason or in the midst of December, which is a crucial time I’ll be able to look at it and we’ll assess that as that happens.”
Seau said the Patriots aren’t even thinking of calling him now.
“They’re not even thinking about it, put it that way. They’ve got enough athletes that can fill the void until Mayo gets back I’m pretty sure.”