Sep 8, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Miami Dolphins cornerback Dimitri Patterson (24) against the Cleveland Browns during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets Sign Dimitri Patterson


John Idzik has finally gotten their cornerback.

According to Rich Cimini, among others, the Jets have signed the 30-year-old Dimitri Patterson, most recently of the Dolphins, to a one year, $3 million contract. He will come in to compete for the starting position on the opposite side of Dee Milliner.

Here are his career stats to date:

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty AV
2005 22 WAS 34 2 0 1 20 0 20 1 0
2007 24 KAN 22 13 0 11 1 1
2008 25 KAN 22 7 0 7 2 0
2009 26 PHI 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 12 2 1
2010 27 PHI LCB 23 16 9 1.0 4 40 1 40 11 0 1 0 0 0 42 2 5
2011 28 CLE db 21 14 1 0 0 0 0 12 22 3 1
2012 29 2TM 9 6 0 0 0 0 5 30 3 3
MIA cb 32 2 2 5 0 1
CLE lcb 21 7 4 0 0 0 0 5 25 3 2
2013 30 MIA CB 24 6 4 1.0 4 7 0 3 6 18 1 3
Career 78 20 2.0 9 67 1 40 36 1 1 0 0 0 142 14 14
2 yrs CLE 21 5 0 0 0 0 17 47 6 3
2 yrs MIA 8 6 1.0 4 7 0 3 6 23 1 4
2 yrs PHI 27 9 1.0 4 40 1 40 12 1 1 0 0 0 54 4 6
1 yr WAS 2 0 1 20 0 20 1 0

This may be considered an average signing, just to say they filled the position. This player does have a lot of trouble staying healthy, playing only 15 games over the last three seasons.

However, if you look at his stats, when he HAS been healthy, he has been productive. In just six games last season for the Dolphins, Dimitri picked off four passes.

If he stays healthy, and can produce at that rate, the deal will be the steal of the off-season.

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