A report surfaced Friday from Washington Post salary cap expert J.I. Halsell that Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson’s contract was about to void.
According to Halsell, Patterson’s contract voided because of a clause connected to 2011 not being the final capped year. It’s a bit of a random, esoteric report. But in this Twitter age, the Eagles quickly heard about it and refuted it.
An Eagles team spokesman told Jonathan Tamari of the Philadelphia Inquirer that the report is false and Patterson remains under contract.
We almost didn’t post on the story, but decided to for two reasons.
1. It’s a slow Friday on one of the slowest NFL news weeks of the year.
2. This report could be a precursor to a lot of contractual wrangling we’re unfortunately headed for in the coming weeks and months. Teams and agents may disagree on how certain clauses and other contractual procedures should be handled in a work stoppage.