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Dimitri Patterson suspended indefinitely

Jets’ GM John Idzik said that Dimitri Patterson is “suspended indefinitely.”

“[Patterson] will be suspended indefinitely, and that will allow us to gather more information to what led to his behavior,” Idzik said.

Idzik expects the suspension to be brief, he said.

Patterson was not at practice on Monday.

Both Rex Ryan and John Idzik met with Patterson on Sunday night. He had been AWOL since Friday.

Patterson said he is not going AWOL:

The Jets signed Patterson to a one-year, $3 million deal in April (TJB, April 1).


After Patterson went AWOL Friday night, Idzik and Ryan discuss the situation and confirm that he’ll rejoin the team…


Patterson didn’t show up for Friday’s game against the Giants and the team didn’t know why. It wasn’t until Saturday that they found out that Patterson was OK, but he was also missing on Sunday.

In a conference call with reporters on Sunday, GM John Idzik said that neither himself nor coach Rex Ryan has been able to contact Patterson. Drew Rosenhaus, who represents Patterson, assured the Jets that he is physically fine, but offered no further explanation for his absence.

Patterson, who has been dealing with multiple injuries this preseason, was with the team prior to Friday nights game at MetLife stadium but was reported missing by game time. Although he has been dealing with injuries, Idzik described Patterson as “very engaged” and has been helpful with the younger cornerbacks.

“That’s what’s really baffling,” Idzik said. “There really wasn’t any warning that we had something like this. There was nothing to indicate this kind of behavior.”

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

First off, we hope that Patterson is OK, and we’re glad that the guy is “physically” fine.  What is implied from Rosenhaus’s statement is that something might be mentally/psychologically wrong with Patterson. If that’s the case then I am conflicted on how to respond to this whole thing. I guess it comes down to what the circumstances might be.

Even so, the veteran cornerback must know what’s at stake right now for the Jets; his influence is massive in how the season could plays out for the Jets — for good or ill. Was whatever circumstance so dire that he couldn’t be there for his teammates?

I mentioned that I didn’t see Patterson on the sideline during the Giants game while Dee Milliner was very visibly cheering on his teammates. Right now, the Jets secondary is falling apart before our eyes. Ryan said in May that he expects Patterson to be a starter for this team and everything so far has indicated that he would be. Patterson was supposed to be one of the stabilizing forces during this tumultuous time and now he’s flaking out for two-plus days during the preseason. This is not what we’re looking for from the secondary in late August.

As it stands right now, Jets GM John Idzik might have played it too cute with his secondary and now the team scrambling to find answers. Shockingly, it would seem that they need a better plan than lowballing Asante Samuel.

There’s still time for everything to come around for the Jets, but the window is starting to slide shut. Maybe Antonio Allen and Dee Milliner can heal up quickly.  Maybe Dimitri Patterson comes back to the team with a new lease on life. Maybe the backups finally start to step up.Maybe.




643 comments
metjetnet
metjetnet

I dearly hope they release Dimitri's full reasoning soon, and I pray that it's a really good one.

Because if it's the "nose-out-of-joint" reason that's starting to float out, then that's subordination &, if true, should be his tkt out of New Jersey. Forget that no coach would stand for that, it would certainly be his tkt out of that clubhouse "of brothers." If he walked due to not liking "the pecking order," I'd advise him to steer clear of Willie Colon's locker. Dimitri has enough injuries, just from signing his contract…

Good thing Willie wasn't here when Big Jenks tied that rookie with an attitude to the goal posts at the end of camp a few years back. No sense in giving Willie any ideas...

jetsjerk
jetsjerk

Chargers, Tampa, Hawks and on and on... there's plenty of good excess CB's around to grab by Saturday!  Bye bye Patterson.  Wait, all we have left is Wilson? :(  

t__k
t__k

I can't stand this guy already.

a57se
a57se

Huge news!!!

Lowell Rose has been released by the Chargers!!

We can pick him up!

jsadolph
jsadolph

Terrell Tomas is intruiging.  But he would be competing with Lanster for the 3rd or 4th CB and not a starting position. 

dobermite
dobermite

Comical? REALLY?!?! 

How does Idzik read that tweet and not cut this moron immediately? 

How is this man not ALREADY packing his bags?

a57se
a57se

Derek Cox was released by the Vikings...another back-up option.

a57se
a57se

The Browns still have one cut to make. I wonder if they are trying to work out a trade...

Maybe we could give them Nick Bellore for Berry?

Pettine always liked Bellore and we have a few options at LB that we'll probably have to cut so trading him would open up a slot...

williamg1
williamg1

"Patterson was supposed to be one of the stabilizing forces during this tumultuous time and now he’s flaking out for two-plus days during the preseason. This is not what we’re looking for from the secondary in late August. As it stands right now, Jets GM John Idzik might have played it too cute with his secondary and now the team scrambling to find answers."


I'm sure Rex loves the stability of his 1 year extension. 

roadyhorns
roadyhorns

The beat writers are getting soft.  I would've asked, "Hey Rex, any plans to surprise Geno by putting him in for the fourth quarter on Thursday?"

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se Sarcasm? Or is this someone you liked last year? 

jsadolph
jsadolph

@dobermite 

Idzik is probably "investigating" with the League to see how to cut the guy without any backlash from the NFLPA. 

jsadolph
jsadolph

@a57se 

Bellore is solid and Berry is possibly good, but very injury prone.  I wouldn't do it.  Why trade a proven comodity when you could wait a day or 2 and get Berry off the street.

a57se
a57se

@roadyhorns 

Haha...I could really have a lot of fun asking rex questions during a press conference!

levi
levi

@Brendan If there was a race where the winner finishes second Lankster would finish third. Or something like that. I think. I dont know.

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@Brendan Lewis? Thanks to him I got to see Randle spread his wings, I wish him lots of luck.

roadyhorns
roadyhorns

@Brendan 

That's really scary.  Surprised they are letting him suit up on Thursday.

a57se
a57se

@jsadolph @a57se 

just throwing stuff out there...berry may not be getting cut.

I was thinking that they may change the last cut if they had bellore instead of berry on their roster...

roadyhorns
roadyhorns

@jsadolph @a57se 

Especially for a guy whose prone to waving a gun around and getting DUIs.  Goodson was enough of that idiocy.

roadyhorns
roadyhorns

@a57se @roadyhorns 

I think Rex is the only NFL coach who could handle a true, un-scripted, town hall meeting with the regulars here.

RockyMountainJet
RockyMountainJet

@a57se @roadyhorns They should just ask Rex for different restaurant recommendations during one of these training camp press conferences. Stick with something completely unrelated.

Brendan
Brendan

@DarrolRayFanClub To be fair, myself and a few others immediately called a seizure as the cause. 


Hopefully it was just exhaustion/dehydration. 

MoSacks MoSnacks
MoSacks MoSnacks

@roadyhorns @Brendan Certainly, but if it was due to dehydration/lack of sleep, and he medically checks out with the docs, then it shouldn't be a problem.

jsadolph
jsadolph

@williamg1 @jsadolph @dobermite 

If idzix can do that he is a miracle worker, I would think that money is gone.  But the other $2 mil should now be available in cap dollars.  Not that we need it this year, but every bit helps.

levi
levi

@a57se  But in the below post you are arguing that Idzik should not sign injury prone players now here you are endorsing it.

levi
levi

@roadyhorns  Even Hank and Fonzie? He might lose it and grab a hold of one of them.

juunit
juunit

@MoSacks MoSnacks @roadyhorns @Brendan 

Yeah, happened to me once. It was at the end of a three day bender. I knocked some ladies plate onto the floor and scared everyone around me. But all I needed was about a half hour with a cold towel on my forehead and I was good to go. 

It's not necessarily a sign of a serious underlying medical issue. I didn't even go see a doctor about it. 

a57se
a57se

@levi @a57se 

the horse is already out of the barn, levi.

We don't have much in the way of alternatives...at least berry is familiar with the system.

Same could be said of Trufant.

a57se
a57se

@williamg1 @a57se 

Agreed about his contract status...maybe he gets a pass due to injuries...

harold
harold

@Tequila Joe

His brother looked much better than he does.

levi
levi

@juunit  Ha! Amateur.

levi
levi

@RockyMountainJet  I dont know bud, when they start saying to bring back Gholston and McElroy Rex will start asking if they have had a head injury recently.

a57se
a57se

@harold 

Rex has got to stop deferring to his damn brother on draft picks.

levi
levi

@a57se  I have no idea what you are talking about :)