Sunday, August 24, 2014

Patterson goes AWOL for a bit but returning to Jets


New York Jets cornerback Dimitri Patterson didn't show up for work Friday night when his team took on the New York Giants, and the team hadn't heard from Patterson all weekend.

However, he's apparently making his way back.

After both general manager John Idzik and coach Rex Ryan spoke on the matter, Patterson' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, reportedly confirmed that the veteran defensive back will return to the team Sunday.

"Since [Friday night], we found out that he's healthy and he's in good shape that way, so that's a real positive," Ryan said, via "But, again, I really don't know anything further.

"I have not had a conversation with him. I've left messages; we've tried our best to get him in here and have not had success doing that yet."

Again, Patterson's camp has made it known since Ryan spoke on the matter that Patterson will in fact return to work.

The issue may resolve itself quickly, but the last thing the Jets need is another setback in an already questionable cornerback corps that is missing its starters (and primary backup) to injury.

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