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Pats say LB Jerod Mayo, RB Stevan Ridley out of Thursday's game vs. Jets with knee injuries

  • New England Patriots middle linebacker Jerod Mayo (51) is helped off the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    New England Patriots middle linebacker Jerod Mayo (51) is helped off the field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)  (The Associated Press)

  • New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (22) falls over Buffalo Bills' Stephon Gilmore (24) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Ridley was injured on the play. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (22) falls over Buffalo Bills' Stephon Gilmore (24) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. Ridley was injured on the play. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)  (The Associated Press)

  • Trainers assist New England Patriots' Stevan Ridley (22) after he was injured on a play during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

    Trainers assist New England Patriots' Stevan Ridley (22) after he was injured on a play during the second half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills, Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)  (The Associated Press)

The New England Patriots have declared middle linebacker Jerod Mayo and running back Stevan Ridley out of their next game with right knee injuries.

The Patriots are at home against the New York Jets on Thursday night.

Mayo is a captain and the Patriots leading tackler. Ridley has run for more than 100 yards in two of the Patriots six games. Both were injured during Sunday's 37-22 win over the Buffalo Bills.

Mayo was taken off the field on a cart midway through the second quarter. Ridley was hurt late in the third.

Left guard Dan Connolly left the game with a concussion. Rookie center Bryan Stork missed the game with a concussion after starting the previous two games.

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