Eagles Release Former First Round Draft Pick Mike Patterson
Posted 2/25/2013 4:05:00 PM

NOVACARE COMPLEX – Defensive tackle Mike Patterson has been released by the Eagles today after an eight-year career in Philadelphia.

The team’s first round draft pick in 2005 out of the University of Southern California, Patterson was the team’s longest-tenured player. The 29-year-old played in 115 games (99 starts) at defensive tackle for the Eagles and compiled 551 tackles, 16.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.

Patterson owns the Eagles franchise record for longest fumble return for a touchdown with a 98-yard return at San Francisco on September 24, 2006.

“Mike Patterson is one of the toughest players I have ever been around in the National Football League,” said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. “He has overcome many obstacles throughout his career and I have the upmost respect for him because of it. Coach Kelly and I each had great conversations with him today. He is a class act. He gave this organization eight great seasons of hard work and dedication and we wish him all the best as he continues his career in this league.”

Posted By: John Lamb  

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