Patterson, a first-round draft pick in 2005, was cut by the Eagles in February and has serious medical questions after needing surgery to remove an arteriovenous malformation in his brain in January 2012. Patterson wound up being able to return and played five games last season.
The Giants did their best work in their Super Bowl seasons with a deep defensive tackle rotation. They are trying to build a similar group with Jenkins, Linval Joseph, Marvin Austin and Markus Kuhn. The Giants also will work out quarterback Pat White and running back Tim Hightower on Tuesday, news we passed along last week.