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Browns cut Dimitri Patterson

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The Browns signed cornerback Dimitri Paterson to a three-year, $16 million contract in March.

He wound up making it nine months into the deal before the Browns asked him to pack his things and go. The team announced Monday that they have waived Patterson.

Patterson played seven games for the Browns this year, starting four while Joe Haden was suspended, and made 28 tackles with no interceptions on the year. Strangely enough, those are the same exact totals that he put up last season while playing in 14 games for the team. Patterson mostly served as a nickel corner, a role that will fall to Buster Skrine.

Patterson wasn’t likely to return on that contract next season, so this may just be an early bit of housekeeping so the team can take a look at players with a better chance of remaining in the organization. The Broncos are next up on the schedule so Skrine and others will get their fair share of action.

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8 Responses to “Browns cut Dimitri Patterson”
  1. navyeoddavee9 says: Dec 17, 2012 6:13 PM

    Steelers need street help at corner

  2. cmanchester13 says: Dec 17, 2012 6:20 PM

    Next up…Johnson Bademosi!!!

  3. thetruuf says: Dec 17, 2012 6:53 PM

    Gotta use that player leverage when you can!
    Cant ever fault a player for holding out.

  4. northshorejag says: Dec 17, 2012 6:57 PM

    What the heck is a Buster Skrine?!

  5. dontasemebro says: Dec 17, 2012 7:17 PM

    …and the overhaul begins. As the Soup Nazi would say “NEXT”!

  6. cmanchester13 says: Dec 17, 2012 7:37 PM

    I can’t stand Buster Skrine as a corner. He is 5’9″ 185lbs and too fast for his own good. Every time a QB pump fakes he jumps the route too hard and gets beat over the top. He is a ST player and not much more right now. Bademosi is 6’0″ 200lbs of muscle. He is a freak CB that leads the team, over Cribbs, in ST tackles, and should be considered for the job. Dude is the real deal who started 4 years at Stanford and was an All-American rugby player. His only defensive appearance came late in the Dallas game when Skrine got a concussion. He had 4 tackles and a key/clutch pass breakup. I know that isn’t much of a resume, but it should be enough to give him the third spot for the final two games of the season.

  7. dumbpollack says: Dec 17, 2012 9:42 PM

    I really would be happier if they cut Weedon. He has no clue!!!!!

  8. archetypeobscure says: Dec 17, 2012 10:34 PM

    Yeah you get cut when you miss an entire season because you twisted an ankle.

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