Preparing for new game plan

Patriots players say they'll adjust workouts, spending habits if NFL lockout occurs

Updated: March 3, 2011, 3:56 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- While the threat of a lockout hovers over the National Football League, Patriots players expressed hope that an agreement will be reached, while joking about their plans should owners close their doors on them.

"I'm going to work out in my basement, with my Bowflex," Pro Bowl linebacker Jerod Mayo cracked Thursday afternoon during a charity appearance at Children's Hospital Boston.

In reality, Mayo plans to work out at a local gym should owners lock players out, a decision ...

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