Eagles Activate Mike Patterson, But May Be Without Nate Allen
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Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
The Eagles have decided to activate defensive tackle Mike Patterson and there’s a good chance safety Nate Allen will miss the upcoming New Orleans game.
Concerning Patterson, he’s coming back from brain surgery during the off season. The Eagles doctors delayed his return to action, so that they could be sure that area where he was operated on had healed totally. Now after a couple of weeks of practice, Andy Reid and his staff are ready to put him out there to play.
“He did a good job”, Andy Reid said about Patterson after practice. “He moved around well and there were no symptoms [from the] surgery he had with his head and brain. He’s felt good. He’s felt good all the way through workouts and then once he came out here he felt good.”
“I’m going to try to do my best”, Patterson said. “If the play comes my way or if I get a chance to make a play, I’m most definitely going to give it all.”
The big question concerning Patterson will be how many snaps will he be able to play.
“I don’t know”, Patterson said. “My guess, I’m probably thinking maybe just a few and not too many. That’s all I can say.”
“I think you would probably monitor how many snaps he plays” Reid said. “You’re not going to put him in there and have him go the whole game, which our guys don’t do anyway. Definitely monitor how he’s doing.”
They’ll go with Patterson when they want to but, the safety position is something to really worry about. Allen doesn’t look like he’s going to be able to play, so free agent David Sims will be in there for him.
Who knows what they’re going to get out of Sims against Drew Brees and that potent Saints attack?
“It’s a big challenge”, Sims said regarding playing against Brees. “He’s a great football player, so everybody knows that. My eyes just have to be great and I’ve got to read my keys and play my game.”
He was asked if he was concerned that they would target him.
“Well, you know, it is what it is”, Sims responded. “If they do, they do. I’m just going to play football.”
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