Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
  • My Scores
  • MLB
  • Golf
  • NFL
  • NCAA FB
  • Tennis

Jets starting CB Dimitri Patterson goes AWOL, returns after 48 hours

By John Breech | CBSSports.com

The Jets played against the Giants in preseason action on Friday night without starting cornerback Dimitri Patterson on the sideline. For some reason, Patterson decided not to show up for the game -- and the Jets have no idea why he wasn't there.

In an interview on Sunday, general manager John Idzik called Patterson's absence "unexcused."

Idzik and coach Rex Ryan eventually met with Patterson on Sunday night, the Jets announced. The meeting came almost 48 hours after Patterson disappeared and the Jets didn't divulge any details of the meeting.

Things appeared to be normal on Friday. Patterson attended the team's walk-through before the game and even showed up at the pregame meal, according to the New York Post, but he was nowhere to be found once the game started.

Before Idzik and Ryan's meeting on Sunday night, the only thing the Jets knew about Patterson was that he was physically "fine." The team received that information from Patterson's agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

Former Dolphins corner Dimitri Patterson, now with the Jets, has gone AWOL. (USATSI)
Former Dolphins corner Dimitri Patterson, now with the Jets, skipped Friday's game. (USATSI)

Patterson hasn't played since the team's preseason opener on Aug. 7. Ryan said Sunday that Patterson had been frustrated by calf and leg injuries.

The Jets are already thin in the secondary, and Patterson's absence isn't helping things. Starting corner Dee Milliner (ankle) and safety Antonio Allen (concussion) could both miss the opener, which would leave the Jets without three of their four projected starters in the secondary for Week 1.

The 31-year-old Patterson signed with the Jets in April after stints with Miami, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Kansas City and Washington.

CBSSports Facebook Google Plus
COMMENTS
Conversation powered by Livefyre
NEVER MISS A MOCK DRAFT
Sign up to our newsletter and find out who your team could be picking
 

nfl Video

September 15, 2014
NFL Monday QB: Vikings reinstate Peterson (4:31)
1 September 15, 2014
NFL Monday QB: Saints winless
(1:57)
2 September 15, 2014
Steve Beuerlein joins Jim Rome
(4:57)
3 September 15, 2014
Zac Stacy on the Doug Gottlieb Show
(5:27)

Latest

Most Popular

CBSSports.com Shop

Russell Wilson Seattle Seahawks Nike Platinum Jersey

Nike Platinum Collection
Get your team today
Shop Now