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Giants sign Mike Patterson

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The Dream Team is moving up the New Jersey Turnpike.

We kid, but there’s a second former Eagles defensive tackle joining the Giants. Mike Garafolo of USA Today reports that the Giants have signed Mike Patterson, who will join Cullen Jenkins on the Giants defensive line in 2013.

Patterson was cut by the Eagles before the start of free agency on the same day that they gave Jenkins his walking papers. Patterson played just five games for Philly in 2012 after preseason surgery before the season to repair an arteriovenous malformation from his brain. That condition contributed to a seizure during training camp in 2011 that initially seemed to threaten his ability to continue his football career.

Patterson spent eight seasons in Philly overall, most of them as a starter, before getting his walking papers with the change in coaches and defensive philosophies this offseason. He probably won’t be a starter with the team he used to call a rival, but should provide solid depth at a spot that also includes Linval Joseph, Marvin Austin and Shaun Rogers.

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15 Responses to “Giants sign Mike Patterson”
  1. bdawks20 says: Apr 3, 2013 7:01 PM

    I want to say good luck to Big Mike and Cullen, cause I think they were great players, but c’mon guys?? You had to pick the Giants??

  2. wave222 says: Apr 3, 2013 7:11 PM

    Welcome to “THE NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS” Mike Patterson.
    The best of luck to you!!

  3. justintuckrule says: Apr 3, 2013 7:11 PM

    watch your tongue!

  4. dadeyemi says: Apr 3, 2013 7:11 PM

    Aaaannnnddddddd Cullen Jenkins. Gotta really appreciate this DL depth that the Giants are building

  5. eaglesince86 says: Apr 3, 2013 7:11 PM

    they can have them both, pay back for that bust steve smith

  6. eaglesfan036 says: Apr 3, 2013 7:12 PM

    Good for Mike, one of the classiest players. I wish him the best, except for when he plays the Eagles twice a year.

  7. peppel25 says: Apr 3, 2013 7:17 PM

    good luck patterson! hate to see you go. i dont blame them for picking the giants. im sure they would have like to stay

  8. Giantspunk213 says: Apr 3, 2013 7:47 PM

    I’ve always liked Patterson, he’s a solid player and thankfully has seemed to recover from that scary siezure incident he had during camp. Welcome to big blue Mike!

  9. jerseyshoregiant says: Apr 3, 2013 9:19 PM

    bdawks20 says: Apr 3, 2013 7:01 PM

    I want to say good luck to Big Mike and Cullen, cause I think they were great players, but c’mon guys?? You had to pick the Giants??

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    Bro, we have had a few go the other way too. Steve Smith(I know he didn’t work out for you but Giant fans loved him). Bavaro!!!! lol

  10. bgm9876 says: Apr 3, 2013 9:45 PM

    good luck big mike….

  11. DonRSD says: Apr 3, 2013 9:49 PM

    Good signing.
    GO BIG BLUE!!!

  12. greymares says: Apr 4, 2013 8:26 AM

    Signing with the Giants is absolute proof that Mike has brain damage. lol.

  13. bonato55 says: Apr 4, 2013 9:13 AM

    Why are you guys so excited about some washed up Ex Eagle players??? I’m a huge Eagles fan trust me you got nothing to be excited about lol

  14. oldbyrd says: Apr 4, 2013 9:27 AM

    Both great people but, on the downside of their carers.

  15. justintuckrule says: Apr 4, 2013 1:28 PM

    @jerseyshoregiant – how can you forget Kenny Phillips? I also want to say Dhani Jones or Brandon Short played for them too.

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