- Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPN Staff Writer
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The New York Giants will take a look at another former Eagles defensive tackle.
A source confirmed former Eagle Mike Patterson will visit with the Giants as first reported by the New York Daily News. The visit will take place this week.
The Giants are bringing in a bunch of players in this week for workouts. They are looking at the likes of running back Tim Hightower, wide receiver Anthony Armstrong (first reported by ProFootballTalk.com) and defensive end Eric Norwood and linebacker Jameson Konz among others. A source confirmed that quarterback Pat White will no longer visit with the Giants.
Patterson is the second former Eagles defensive tackle to work out for the Giants. Jerry Reese signed former Eagle Cullen Jenkins to a three-year deal worth $8 million earlier this offseason. The Giants currently have Jenkins, Linval Joseph, Shaun Rogers, Marvin Austin and Markus Kuhn at defensive tackle.
Patterson started 14 or more games per season for the Eagles from 2006-to-2011. He underwent brain surgery in January of 2012 to repair an arteriovenous malformation –- a tangle of blood vessels discovered when the defensive tackle had a seizure in camp in 2011.
Patterson was cleared and played in 15 games in 2011 with the help of medication. He played in five games last season before being placed on the reserve/non-football illness list last year with pneumonia.
The Giants are looking to improve a defense that finished 31st in total defense and 25th against the run. The defense allowed 100 yards rushing or more in 10 games this season, including 200 yards or more in a game three different times.
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