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Jets' Dimitri Patterson suspended rest of preseason

Cornerback Dimitri Patterson's mysterious absence from New York Jets over the weekend has resulted in him being suspended for the remainder of the preseason, the team announced on Tuesday.

The Jets announced Monday that Patterson would be banned indefinitely, "and that will allow us to gather more information to what led to his behavior."

On Tuesday, the team announced the length of the suspension while also noting that additional terms of the discipline would not be disclosed. Patterson is eligible to return on Sept. 1.

"I've never been in a situation where a player has not shown up for a game," coach Rex Ryan stated during a Monday news conference.

Asked if he is convinced Patterson is committed to the Jets, general manager John Idzik said, via Newsday's Kimberly Martin, "That's what we're trying to decipher."

Coach Rex Ryan told reporters that Patterson was frustrated with calf and leg injuries. Idzik labeled the unexcused absence "very unusual" and "baffling."

There's an obvious disconnect here, as the cornerback told ESPN's Josina Anderson just prior to the suspension announcement that the scenario is "comical."



Can Jets teammates and coaches trust Patterson not to go on another walkabout during the season?"

"Trust is earned over time," Idzik said, via NFL Media's Kimberly Jones.

The New York Daily News reported Monday that Patterson didn't show up for the Jets' game Friday due to being unhappy with his current standing on the team's depth chart.


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