Patriots players share labor thoughts

BOSTON – Soundbites from Patriots players as tonight’s deadline to extend the collective bargaining agreement approaches:

Linebacker Jerod Mayo

1. “I’m sure those guys will get something done sometime. There is no telling when. But hopefully it will get done.”

2. “I’m going to work out in my basement, with my Bowflex.” (joking)

3. “Stay in shape, try to conserve your money, your spending and things like that, and try to wait it out.”

4. “Health care, I finally found out how expensive it is, especially when you have a family.”

Linebacker Rob Ninkovich

1. “I guess right now you just wait and see what happens. If it happens, it happens. If not, it’s like a regular day tomorrow for me. I’ll get up and probably go work out.”

2. “I’m going to stick around here, staying around the Foxborough area no matter what.”

3. “It’s out of my hands. I really can’t control anything that’s going to happen. So it’s just focus on what I can and keep working out and be ready for next year. When it comes down it, when camp starts, or when anything starts, you have to be ready to play. I’ll be ready to play.”

4. “I’m kind of a cheap guy. I have a lot of money saved up. I don’t really spend anything. Me personally, I’ve been in situations where I might not have even played football, because of the situation I was in [as a player trying to prove himself]. So I’ve always made sure that I take care of my things and make sure everything was set up to where [it needed to be] if there wasn’t football.”

Cornerback Leigh Bodden

1. “My plans tomorrow are to go work out, do what I do. It’s out of my control. I can’t worry about it. I’m just [training] for the offseason, trying to get this shoulder right, which it is. I’m just going to see what happens. Whatever happens, happens. We have a pamphlet with our workouts and that’s what I’m going to do.”

2. “[Since] my rookie year, I’ve been preparing for it financially. When I was young, I saved every penny I had to get what I wanted. It’s no different now that I’m 29. I’m fine with whatever happens.”