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.
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.