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Dimitri Patterson: My absence wasn’t about depth chart

Dimitri Patterson, Thad Lewis AP

Cornerback Dimitri Patterson will have to cool his jets for a few more days after the Jets announced that his suspension for failing to show up for last Friday’s game against the Giants would extend through at least September 1.

Patterson took issue with characterizations of his absence as going AWOL, although that’s how the Jets presented it before and after handing down the suspension. Patterson has now addressed the absence again in a statement to Josina Anderson of ESPN that continued to keep the reason for his absence private while saying he let the Jets know he wouldn’t be there and that his absence wasn’t due to dissatisfaction with his role on defense.

“As it relates to my whereabouts and me missing for 48 hours without being seen or heard from me or my representative is completely false. My agent reached out to the Jets organization multiple times several hours prior to Friday night’s game,” Patterson said in the statement. “My commitment to the Jets organization and to my teammates has never been an issue and never will be an issue. As it relates to the rumors about my frustration in regards to the depth chart is totally and completely false. In nine years I have never had control over the depth chart.”

The Jets never said that they hadn’t heard from Patterson’s agent, just that he failed to show up for the game without being excused by the team ahead of time. As for the reason and his commitment to the Jets, Patterson only needs to satisfy the Jets’s concerns and their need for help at cornerback appears to be a big boost for him on that front.

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16 Responses to “Dimitri Patterson: My absence wasn’t about depth chart”
  1. jetsfaninindy says: Aug 28, 2014 10:24 AM

    Should have kept Cro at a more friendly cap
    number. Now they are unable to cut this chump!

  2. gsb333 says: Aug 28, 2014 10:26 AM

    48 hours in Vegas?

  3. tigershark0052 says: Aug 28, 2014 10:34 AM

    Um, okay. Why didn’t you show for the game? Hello?

  4. hrmlss says: Aug 28, 2014 10:35 AM

    He’ll be a great Viking someday.

  5. jimthebuilder27 says: Aug 28, 2014 11:07 AM

    The Vikings should trade a top pick for this guy now!

    SKLOL

  6. greenlantern75 says: Aug 28, 2014 11:13 AM

    Dimitri,

    Shut up for now. Just be ready to play in Week 1. Shut down whatever WR they line you up against and maybe grab a pick while your’re at it. Rinse and repeat week in and week out. All will be forgiven.

    Love,

    All Jets fans

  7. coldwater32301 says: Aug 28, 2014 11:33 AM

    When Healthy I can said he is an Shutdown corner…but again when healthy …Indeed…

  8. jdrewsy says: Aug 28, 2014 11:51 AM

    Best Lying cornerback in the NFL!

  9. iman62 says: Aug 28, 2014 12:00 PM

    So glad he isn’t on the fins anymore.

  10. indywilson40 says: Aug 28, 2014 12:06 PM

    Patterson has no idea what AWOL means.

  11. matt4477 says: Aug 28, 2014 12:42 PM

    this guy……..

  12. whiteknightblackheart says: Aug 28, 2014 12:55 PM

    “On today’s episode of ‘When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong’, we find Dimitri, who cannot stop talking when he was clearly wrong.”

  13. micknangold says: Aug 28, 2014 1:16 PM

    I’d rather have a traffic cone out there playing corner at this point.

  14. wydok says: Aug 28, 2014 1:27 PM

    There’s a reason this guy has been on seven teams in nine years.

  15. wydok says: Aug 28, 2014 1:29 PM

    By the way, Patterson was a Viking. In 2006.

  16. don2074978 says: Aug 28, 2014 2:17 PM

    “In nine years I have never had control over the depth chart”

    You would have to stink badly not to have any, Zilch, Nada control over the depth chart since performance is the prime criteria for placement

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