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Nov 26, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson (98) sacks Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. The Panthers defeated the Eagles 30-22. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles Release Patterson and Jenkins

The Philadelphia Eagles continue their rebuilding process as they have released defensive tackles, Mike Patterson and Cullen Jenkins today. 

Last season, Patterson played in 5 games, had 6 combined tackles, 3 total tackles, 3 assisted tackles, and 1 sack.

November 26, 2012; Philadelphia, PA USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson (98) celebrates a sack with defensive end Jason Babin (93) and defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (97) against the Carolina Panthers at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Panthers defeated the Eagles 30-22. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Jenkins played in all 16 games, had 26 combined tackles, 22 total tackles, 4 assisted tackles, 4 sacks, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovered. 

Dec 13, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (97) hits Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) causing a fumble during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

General Manager, Howie Roseman said, “Mike Patterson is one of the toughest players I have ever been around in the National Football League. He has overcome many obstacles throughout his career and I have the upmost respect for him because of it. Coach Kelly and I each had great conversations with him today. He is a class act. He gave this organization eight great seasons of hard work and dedication and we wish him all the best as he continues his career in this league. Jenkins has been a very productive player in this league for a long time but we felt it in our team’s best interests that we go in a different direction. By releasing him at this point, it gives he and his agent more time to sign on with another team. We wish Cullen and his family all the best as he continues his NFL career.”

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