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Finally, some positive news for the Philadelphia Eagles.
DT Mike Patterson has been activated from the PUP list and has been cleared for contact by the Philadelphia Eagles. This is great news considering less than 15 months ago Patterson was diagnosed with a Brain Abnormality that caused a seizure.
In the 2011 Eagles Training Camp, Patterson suffered the seizure and it was unknown if he’d ever be able to play football again after being diagnosed with the Abnormality, but the stars have aligned and Patterson is eligible to play Monday in New Orleans which Andy Reid plans on doing.
Mike Patterson has been activated to play less than 15 months after having a seizure and being diagnosed with a Brain Abnormality. (Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE)
Reid says that Patterson is doing well, and there shouldn’t be any harm with him being on the football field.
“He did a good job. He moved around well and there were no symptoms (from the) surgery he had with his head and brain,” Reid said after Saturday’s practice via NFL.com . “He’s felt good. He’s felt good all the way through workouts and then once he came out here he felt good.”
It’s not known how much Patterson will play, or if he’ll have an impact, but Reid says it’s something he’ll be monitoring.
“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.”
It was quite the scare when Patterson had the seizure, but he’s come a long way. For the story to turn out this way is excellent, and Patterson can continue to live his dream.
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