FOXBORO — Injured Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo was the only player missing from the media portion of practice Friday on the lower field at Gillette Stadium. Players were in shorts and helmets during the outdoor practice, which was held in weather that was sunny and breezy. The Patriots worked on kickoff coverages and returns. The Patriots are preparing for the New York Jets on Sunday afternoon at the Meadowlands. For more, visit the football blog, It Is What It Is .