Originally written on Philly Sports Muse  |  Last updated 11/19/14

MIAMI - JANUARY 4: Running back Adrian Peterson #28 of the Oklahoma Sooners runs upfield against defensive tackle Mike Patterson #99 of the USC Trojans in the 2005 FedEx Orange Bowl National Championship on January 4, 2005 at Pro Player Stadium in Miami, Florida. USC defeated Oklahoma 55-19. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Mike Patterson The Philadelphia Eagles are on the hunt for younger and cheaper talented, as evidenced by the release of two of the team’s veteran defense tackles on Monday. Mike Patterson and Cullen Jenkins were both informed that there tenure with the Birds had ended. Patterson has been with Philadelphia since he was drafted by the team in 2005 out of USC. The 29-year-old played in 115 games (99 starts) a and racked up 551 tackles, 16.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries over his eight seasons with the team. Jenkins joined the team in the now infamous free agent signing spree during the summer of 2011. Patterson has battled and overcome AVM, a rare condition involving an abnormal tangling of nerves around the brain, that caused him to have a frightening seizure at Lehigh University during training camp in the summer of 2011. Patterson played that season and then underwent brain season in 2012, missing much of the ’12  season. General manager Howie Roseman spoke ...
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