After going AWOL for 48 hours New York Jets cornerback Dimitri Patterson was suspended indefinitely.
General Manager John Idzik told reporters on Monday that he had a sit-down with the veteran cornerback, but he did not disclose the deailts to the media surrounding Patterson's unexcused absence from practice.
Signed this offseason to fill the void left when Antonio Cromartie left for the Arizona Cardinals during free agency, Patterson failed to stay healthy throughout training camp and reports indicated that he may have been contemplating retirement. Despite attending the team's walkthrough and pregame meal on Friday, Patterson failed to show for the preseason contest against the New York Giants. Team officials were finally able to reach the eight year veteran after countless phone calls failed to reach him on Friday and Saturday.
To make matters worse, cornerback Dee Milliner is still sidelined by a high ankle sprain and Antonio Allen left Friday night's game with an apparent concussion leaving just Kyle Wilson, Darrin Walls, Ellis Lankster and LeQuan Lewis as the only viable and healthy options left at cornerback. With less than two weeks before the regular season opener against the Oakland Raiders, the Jets are in dire need of help in their secondary if they aim to make any noise this season.