Free agent cornerback Dimitri Patterson is looking for his next job, but he’s being rather selective about it. Patterson has refused multiple offers for the veteran’s minimum and declined to work out for the Seahawks, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports (on Twitter).
It’s a curious stance for Patterson to take considering the hit his reputation has taken this season. Patterson was suspended in August by the Jets after allegedly going AWOL from training camp. The corner denied leaving the Jets without notice, but the team decided to cut their losses and release Patterson just days later. That move spoke volumes since the Jets are paper thin in the secondary and cutting Patterson left them on the hook for his $1MM bonus. The 31-year-old signed a one-year, $3MM deal with Gang Green in the offseason, but he’ll be hard pressed to find anything close to that this time around.
Despite missing ten games with a groin injury, Patterson played well for the Dolphins in 2013, recording four interceptions in just 240 defensive snaps. He also tallied four picks for the Eagles in 2010, the only season in which he played the full 16 games. Patterson has also spent time with the Redskins, Chiefs, and Browns.