Jets General Manager John Idzik said today that Patterson “will be suspended indefinitely, and that will allow us to gather more information to what led to his behavior.”
There’s still no word on why Patterson decided to skip Friday’s game, but the Jets understandably aren’t happy about it. Patterson was reportedly dealing with some kind of personal issue, but his decision not to inform the team of that issue was a serious mistake.
If the Jets weren’t so thin at the cornerback position, they’d probably just cut Patterson. But the Jets are so desperate for a cornerback who can play that it wouldn’t be surprising to see the team cut this suspension short and welcome Patterson back — and just hope he shows up when he’s needed.