Tag:Mike Patterson
Posted on: August 20, 2011 4:48 pm

Hot Routes 8.20.11: Patterson returns to Eagles

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

  • Eagles DT Mike Patterson -- who collapsed in a scary situation two weeks ago -- returned to the team Saturday. He saw four specialists for his arteriovenus malformation diagnosis, and he’s been cleared to play football again. Coach Andy Reid said he’d be cautious with Patterson and slowly work him back into the lineup.
  • Lions RB Jahvid Best says he’s not concerned about the possible head injury he suffered against the Browns on Friday. “It was nothing bad, but I just wasn't feeling right so they told me to sit down,” Best said.
  • CBSSports.com’s Clark Judge explains why this year will be the year for the rest of the AFC South to crack the Colts hold on the division title.
  • This can’t sit all that well with Eagles fans. The team has re-signed Reggie Wells, a backup guard last year. That might mean Philadelphia isn’t exactly a Dream Team yet, particularly on the offensive line.
  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn’t sure when Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will be inducted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor. Apparently, Jones hasn’t done enough to secure the vote of Jones.

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Posted on: August 4, 2011 9:56 am
Edited on: August 4, 2011 10:08 am

Mike Patterson has brain condition, needs surgery

Posted by Will Brinson

Eagles defensive lineman Mike Patterson went to the hospital yesterday after suffering a seizure at training camp. Updates later in the day had him "doing well" but appears to have been premature -- Patterson is now reportedly suffering from brain AVM (arteriovenus malformation) and will require surgery.

That's according to ESPN, and the AVM condition is quite serious -- it essentially means that several blood vessels in his brain have become intertwined and will require surgery and/or radiation to untangle them. Yes, it's quite scary.

Several tweets from his representatives also indicate that things have taken a turn for the worse.

"Our client Mike Patterson's condition is more serious than doctors originally thought," Brian McLaughlin of National Sports Management tweeted.
"Please keep him in your prayers."

"Please keep Mike Patterson in your thoughts and prayers," JR Rickert tweeted as well. "He is getting the best care to address the condition."

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Posted on: August 3, 2011 10:13 am
Edited on: August 3, 2011 4:11 pm

Eagles Mike Patterson is doing well after seizure

Posted by Ryan Wilson

UPDATE, 4:00 p.m (via the Associated Press):  Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson likely will stay overnight at a hospital after suffering a seizure at training camp at Lehigh University, trainer Rick Burkholder said Wednesday.

Chances are really good we're going to keep him in overnight for observation," Burkholder said. "He's there with his wife. The only thing that we've really ruled out, he didn't have any bleeding in his brain or anything like that. The bleeding that some of you saw was that he bit his tongue, they've confirmed that, and they're running more tests on him right now.

"But he's very stable. He wants to come back to training camp, but he's over there being observed, but that's pretty normal for somebody who has a seizure. Standard protocol says keep him in overnight to watch him and keep some monitors on him and whatnot."

Patterson's agent JR Ricket said in a statement that the player is "in no pain and doing well." "We are very grateful for everyone's prayers and support," he added. "Mike will be back at practice as soon as the doctors clear him." Burkholder said the seizure lasted about four minutes, and Patterson lost consciousness at one point as he was on the ground.

Burkholder said there's no timetable for Patterson's return. "We'll turn that over to the neurologists and those people who are absolute experts," he said. "It's not like hamstring strains. We don't see tons of seizures in our sport, so that's why I have a whole team of physicians, and Lehigh Valley Hospital has a great neuro department, so we're allowing them to handle the case now and then we'll get him to see our docs down at the Pennsylvania Hospital eventually."

11:00 a.m.: Via Eagles Rapid Reporter Kevin Noonan: "Trainer Rick Burkholder saiD Patterson is alert and responsive at Lehigh Valley Hospital after collapsing at practice and suffering a seizure. 'He's even joking around a little bit,' Burkholder said."

10:30 a.m.:
Sources tell Pro Football Talk that Patterson is sending text messages from the hospital saying that he's fine. PFT reports that doctors believe dehydration caused the convulsions, and according to NBC10, the Eagles are saying that Patterson had a seizure.

Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson collapsed at practice Wednesday morning and went into convulsions, according to CBSSports.com's Rapid Reports. The team's medical staff attended to him immediately, and the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Patterson was hooked up to an IV and transferred to a stretcher before an ambulance arrived approximately 15 minutes later. The Inquirer also calls Wednesday "probably the hottest morning here at camp."

Patterson apparently had movement in his arms and legs, and was conscious as he was transported to the hospital.

CBSSports.com Eagles correspondent Kevin Noonan writes that "After DT Mike Patterson was taken away by an ambulance - he had collapsed after a routine drill - his partners on the d-line gathered in a circle, got down on one knee and said a prayer for their friend."

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Posted on: September 30, 2010 8:46 am

Week 4 Key Matchup: Sufficient skill for 'Skins?

Posted by Andy Benoit

Obviously on Sunday the focus in Philadelphia will be on Donovan McNabb. But what about the rest of the other 21 players on the field? The 1-2 Redskins are dangerously thin – emaciated, even – at the skill positions. Wideout Santana Moss can stretch the field. Fellow wideout Joey Galloway can stretch the field only theoretically. The 16th-year veteran has just three catches on the season.

You can’t count on Galloway or any of the backup wide receivers to provide much. Thus, one key for Washington will be finding ways to avoid a Moss-on-Asante Samuel matchup. Moss’ game is predicated on speed and quickness. Samuel’s off-ball style of coverage naturally neutralizes these elements.

Chris Cooley is often Washington’s X-factor. In this game, he’s a XX-factor. The Eagles struggled mightily last season in covering tight ends. Hence, the trade for speedy underneath outside linebacker Ernie Sims. By using Cooley in motion and aligning him in a variety of areas (the slot, backfield, etc.), Washington can force Sims – or, ideally, strong safety Quintin Mikell – to react presnap. This will make Philadelphia’s blitz schemes easier to diagnose.

A key factor will be whether rookie left tackle Trent Williams is healthy enough to block Trent Cole one-on-one (Williams was inactive in Week 3 but returned to practice Wednesday and is expected to play.) The Redskins would hate to have to keep Cooley in as an extra pass-blocker. In fact, they’d probably use Cooley as a de factor receiver and refer to second tight end Fred Davis for blocking duties. In that case, fullback Mike Sellers might off the field, which could dilute the play-action threat.

The Redskins must incorporate their run game to avoid getting into a shootout. Running will be tough given the issues at left guard (incumbent starter Derrick Dockery has fallen into a serious job competition with Kory Lichtensteiger). Philly’s Mike Patterson and Broderick Bunkley form one of the more vociferous defensive tackle tandems in the league. Plus, backup Trevor Laws is coming off one of his best games as a pro.

And let’s not forget, Clinton Portis is nearing the point where he’s only effective as a fourth quarter closer (assuming he’s still fresh in the fourth quarter). Plus, Portis’ bruising style won’t be as impactful against 258-pound middle linebacker Stewart Bradley. Ryan Torain is Washington’s best runner – especially in Mike Shanahan’s zone scheme. Don’t be surprised if Torain wears the hat on Sunday.

Ron Jaworski thought McNabb had perhaps the best game of his career against the Texans in Week 2. That still came in a losing effort. McNabb’s return trip to the City of Brotherly Love could be a reminder that talent is important, but equally as important is the talent around you.

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