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Mike Patterson will make his preseason debut

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When the Browns host the Eagles on Thursday night, defensive tackle Mike Patterson will make his preseason debut, more than three weeks after suffering a seizure during practice.

Doctors diagnosed Patterson as having a tangle of blood vessels in his brain.  Initially, it was reported that he’d undergo surgery or radiation treatments.

Patterson has since returned to practice, and he’ll suit up and play in less than two days.

“I can’t tell you how much he’s going to play, but we’ll just see how things go,” coach Andy Reid said Tuesday, via comments distributed by the team.  “He’s had a good week of practice and he’s ready to go.”

Reid said that Patterson’s total plays likely will be limited.

“He was out 18 days or so, and he’s been back for the four here,” Reid said.  “He kept himself in good shape, but again we’ll treat him like it’s the first preseason game that he’s played.  A little bit like I did with DeSean [Jackson] last week.  Just limit his reps and see how he’s doing.  Communicate with him during the game, see how he’s feeling.”

It’s great news for Patterson and for the Eagles as they prepare for a Week One trip to St. Louis.

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23 Responses to “Mike Patterson will make his preseason debut”
  1. daudi88 says: Aug 23, 2011 11:33 PM

    May God bless you MP. I am not a religious man, but I hope someone is looking out for you the remainder of this season. The fact you are willing to assume the risk tells me you are committed to this Eagles vision or maybe just able to be committed… I respect your choice either way. Take care 98.

  2. davikes says: Aug 23, 2011 11:41 PM

    Good for him, I hope he stays healthy.

  3. quiettexan says: Aug 23, 2011 11:42 PM

    i thought they said this guy’s career was over.

    looks like they were off a little. hope he doesn’t get hit and regret this.

  4. icelovinbrotha215 says: Aug 23, 2011 11:42 PM

    I hope he is doing the right thing. We need him. But not at the risk of his life after football. Glad to have ya back. Fly Eagles Fly.

  5. halftermguv says: Aug 23, 2011 11:44 PM

    I’m amazed he’s back so soon; big thumbs up for a guy working his butt off. Guy’s like this put the Albert Hayneworth type players to shame.

    Good luck and health MP.

  6. talkintrashallday says: Aug 23, 2011 11:45 PM

    Terrible idea…a preseason game check isn’t worth your life.

  7. phillychzstk2012 says: Aug 23, 2011 11:53 PM

    fantastic news! should be a little more stout against the run with Patterson and Dixon back in the middle. and definitely help out Casey @ MLB. welcome back Mike!

  8. iamgoodkid says: Aug 23, 2011 11:58 PM

    ok mike patterson is healthy now and ready to sack quarterbacks, ok so dont we all i have an idea come with me, see look at the real stars why dont we hang with them, you mean go to where the real stars are its worth a try hmmmmm never thought of that before but what the heck it sure beats the scaring the heck out of both oh by the way have you seen a farmer yeah hes in that old pick up truck he’s a bigger coward then you are, gee thanks! see ya in the funny papers, see thats all mike patterson.

  9. jacksaysfu says: Aug 23, 2011 11:58 PM

    Glad he’s doing well. We now got great depth at DT (Jenkins , Dixon , Patterson , landri , Hangrove) . Hate on Eagle haters , your envy makes me smile .

  10. plax18 says: Aug 24, 2011 12:05 AM

    I’m far from an Eagles fan, but good for him

  11. bleedgreen4life says: Aug 24, 2011 12:17 AM

    Our linebackers need him more than anything right now.

  12. suckmyvick says: Aug 24, 2011 12:37 AM

    Excellent news. Especially when most thought it
    could be much more serious, if not career ending. Get well Mike.

  13. baldeaglejohnie says: Aug 24, 2011 1:02 AM

    good news. good luck Mike we need you!

  14. jhart615 says: Aug 24, 2011 1:52 AM

    thats great news. prayers go out to him and his family. be safe man

  15. lildon96 says: Aug 24, 2011 2:37 AM

    Baby Sapp!

  16. kinglos says: Aug 24, 2011 3:06 AM

    glad to hear he back and playing hopes he stays healthy he will be a big help in stopping the run

  17. t16rich says: Aug 24, 2011 3:30 AM

    Stay safe Mike.

  18. silkyjohnson937 says: Aug 24, 2011 3:38 AM

    The media sucks off the afc and nfc east period.

  19. jcg23 says: Aug 24, 2011 4:07 AM

    He’s playing with his life. What a dumbass. Mike Irvin was a million times the player this guy is and when they said, sure you can play again, but if ya do, it’s on you. He read the unwritten words. Good luck man… you have no one to blame if this goes bad, but yourself.

  20. offkiltereagle says: Aug 24, 2011 7:43 AM

    iamgoodkid says:

    ok mike patterson is healthy now and ready to sack quarterbacks, ok so dont we all i have an idea come with me, see look at the real stars why dont we hang with them, you mean go to where the real stars are its worth a try hmmmmm never thought of that before but what the heck it sure beats the scaring the heck out of both oh by the way have you seen a farmer yeah hes in that old pick up truck he’s a bigger coward then you are, gee thanks! see ya in the funny papers, see thats all mike patterson.

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  21. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Aug 24, 2011 8:40 AM

    texan: no one ever said this guy was done. they said they were going to do tests to see the appropriate treatment. you must be a cowboys fan.

    jg23: your diagnosis is so succinct, you must have been at the top of your class in med school. and michael irvin’s most life threatening issues were the coke binges.

    talking trash: the name says it all.

    i am glad the real doctors determined mp may continue his career. he’s always conducted himself with class during his time in philly.

  22. drshakedown74 says: Aug 24, 2011 9:11 AM

    Jenkins and Patt= Clogged

  23. kevinfromphilly says: Aug 24, 2011 9:14 AM

    Hope he’s good for the rest of the season. The Browns offense should be a good test to see if the birds can stop the run with the starting DTs.

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