Monday, August 27, 2012

Eagles shelve Peters, Patterson

PHILADELPHIA (The Phanatic Magazine) - The Eagles trimmed their roster to 75 on Monday with a quartet of roster moves.

The team placed All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters on the reserve/non-football injury list, put veteran defensive tackle Mike Patterson on the reserve/non-football illness list, placed offensive guard Mike Gibson on the injured reserve with a hip flexor and waived wide receiver Jamel Hamler.

Peters and Patterson are eligible to return to practice anytime between weeks six and nine of the regular season but it's unlikely either will play this season. Peters is still recovering from a torn Achilles that he damaged twice in the offseason and Patterson has been struggling to return from brain surgery for arteriovenous malformation -- a tangle of blood vessels.

Eagles coach Andy Reid was asked Sunday about Patterson's availability going forward.

"Listen, I think that is going to be an extended time," he said.  "We just have to see how that goes if he is able to go at all. We’ll have to see how that works out. We’ll take checkups in increments here but right now it is going to be a while.”

All NFL teams must reduce their rosters to 53 players by 9 pm ET on Friday, August 31.

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