Already thin at the cornerback position, the Jets depth has taken an unexpected hit. Veteran CB
“He’s been helpful as a veteran. He’s been helpful to our young guys because we knew our young guys were going to get increased reps going down the stretch of preseason,” GM John Idzik told reporters. “So there really wasn’t any warning that we had of something like this. There was nothing to indicate this kind of behavior.”
Patterson, who has battled various leg ailments in training camp, attended meetings Friday and also was at the team’s pregame meal. But the Jets, who received assurances Saturday from a third party that Patterson is physically okay, have not seen him or heard from him since.
The 31-year-old Patterson, in his ninth NFL season out of Tuskegee, has nine career interceptions and totaled four in just six games last season with the Dolphins. He is atop the depth chart on the outside across from
“Oh shoot, you just go on. You go about your business, you coach the guys that are here, the guys that are healthy, and that’s what we are going to do,” Ryan said. “We don’t look back regardless. We hope Dimitri, that everything works out, and that he is with us and things. But again, we are going to be full steam ahead, and that’s the way we’ll handle our business.”
Notes: Mike Vick will start in the exhibition finale vs. the Eagles, but Ryan said No. 1 won’t be out there long. Rookie
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