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Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson - #93 - DT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 300 lbs.
Birthday 09/01/1983
Birthplace Sacramento, CA
College USC
Years played 9
Drafted 2005, 1st round, 31st pick by Eagles

NFC East best bets to break through in 2011

Posted June 21, 2011 @ 9:19 a.m. ET
PFW identifies four players from the NFC East who are ready for coming-out parties in 2011 (clockwise from left) — Sean Lee, Jason Pierre-Paul, Trent Williams and Antonio Dixon.  

Giants can't be stunned by Umenyiora unhappiness

Posted June 17, 2011 @ 2:41 p.m. ET
The on-again, off-again relationship between the Giants and DE Osi Umenyiora hit another snag with the news that Umenyiora said GM Jerry Reese lied to him about his contract.

Affidavit: Giants broke promise to Umenyiora

Posted June 16, 2011 @ 11:01 a.m. ET
Osi Umenyiora stated in a sworn affidavit that the Giants broke promises, likely explaining why he wants out of New York before the 2011 season.

Remembering Andy Robustelli

Posted June 03, 2011 @ 9:54 a.m. ET
Former Rams and Giants great Andy Robustelli, who passed away at age 85 earlier this week, was a winner and a pass-rushing pioneer.

Jacobs: 'No way' Burress joins Giants

Posted June 02, 2011 @ 7:49 p.m. ET
Giants RB Brandon Jacobs told ESPNNewYork.com that his friend, WR Plaxico Burress, will not be joining his old team next season.

Hall of Fame DE Robustelli dies at age 85

Posted May 31, 2011 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
Pro Football Hall of Fame DE Andy Robustelli, who played for the Rams and Giants from 1951-64, passed away on Tuesday at the age of 85.

Lockout limbo: Giants report

Posted May 29, 2011 @ 10:37 a.m. ET
With NFL teams stuck in a state of limbo thanks to the lingering lockout, we offer our take on where the Giants stand.

Giants will lean on Prince early

Posted May 25, 2011 @ 6:15 p.m. ET
Drafting CB Prince Amukamara was not quite the shocker for the Giants that people believe it was.

Report: Giants RB Bradshaw hires Rosenhaus

Posted May 21, 2011 @ 12:48 p.m. ET
According to Pro Football Talk, Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw, who might be a free agent once the lockout ends, has changed agents.

Diehl doesn't see Burress returning to Giants

Posted May 20, 2011 @ 9:26 p.m. ET
Dave Diehl, the Giants' starting left tackle, believes Plaxico Burress will want to start over with a new team in a new city rather than return to New York.

Mara: 'We need to resolve our differences with the players'

Posted May 19, 2011 @ 4:13 p.m. ET
Giants president and CEO John Mara wrote an editorial on the team's website on Thursday explaining the owners' stance in the current labor dispute and why a new CBA is important.

Giants have immediate plans for DT Austin

Posted May 16, 2011 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
With DT Barry Cofield likely departing via free agency, rookie Marvin Austin has an opportunity to step in an contribute right away for the Giants, who believe he can be an active and dangerous interior rusher.

Readers: Lions had best draft among NFC teams

Posted May 05, 2011 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Respondents to a PFW poll question asking which NFC team did the best in the 2011 NFL draft decidedly picked the Lions.

Prince Amukamara's draft diary, Part 10

Posted May 05, 2011 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
In the final edition of the draft diary, Prince Amukamara talks to PFW's Kevin Fishbain about his Draft Day experience and being a member of the Giants.

Fantasy outlook: WR Jerrel Jernigan

Posted April 30, 2011 @ 12:02 a.m. ET
Right now, Jerrel Jernigan's role will be as a punt returner, a big area of need, and perhaps as a slot receiver if Steve Smith leaves via free agency or returns slowly from injury.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Dec. 12, 2012
Patterson is back for Philly after being out due to viral pneumonia.||||||| Patterson missed the Thursday night game against the Bengals.
Posted Nov. 03, 2012
Patterson has been activated off the reserve/non-football illness list and is ready to play for the first time this season. Patterson is eligible for Monday night's game at New Orleans (2-5). Patterson says he's "really anxious" to return to the field and expects to play only a few snaps as he eases his way back into the lineup.||||||| He suffered a seizure at practice on Aug. 3, 2011, and was diagnosed with a brain AVM, or arteriovenous malformation, a prenatal condition in which blood travels abnormally between the arteries and veins. He played the first 15 games of last season but was not cleared to play for the start of this season because the incision where he had brain surgery in January hadn't fully healed.
Posted July 22, 2012
The Philadelphia Eagles have ruled out defensive tackle Mike Patterson for their entire training camp and possibly more because the incision where he had brain surgery in January hasn't fully healed. Patterson was diagnosed with a brain malformation last August after suffering a seizure during a training camp practice at Lehigh University.||||||| Eagles head trainer Rick Burkholder said Sunday that a piece of Patterson's cranium was taken off in January so neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Spetzler could remove the arteriovenous malformation, a tangle of veins and arteries that doctors determined caused the seizure. Burkholder said Spetzler determined Friday after examining an X-ray and CT scan that the area of Patterson's cranium that he operated on hadn't healed sufficiently to allow Patterson to return to football.
Posted Aug. 13, 2011
Patterson, who collapsed and suffered a seizure at practice just 10 days ago, has returned to the Philadelphia Eagles.||||||| Patterson did not practice Saturday, but was in uniform doing strength and conditioning drills with trainer Rick Burkholder and several other teammates for the first time since his scary episode on an adjacent field. Patterson didn't answer questions, but he did smile broadly and tell reporters, "I feel great," while leaving the practice field.
Posted Aug. 05, 2011
The agent for Mike Patterson says the Eagles defensive tackle has been released from a hospital after suffering a seizure Wednesday at practice. Agent J.R. Rickert says in a statement Friday that Patterson is scheduled to see a neurologist in the next few days.||||||| On Thursday, Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder said Patterson has a brain condition that may require surgery. Rickert disputed a definite diagnosis of AVM, which are malformations or tangles of arteries and veins that alter blood flow. Earlier Friday, Eagles coach Andy Reid said Patterson "is making progress and getting tests done."

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