PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson has been activated off the reserve/non-football illness list and is ready to play for the first time this season.
Patterson is eligible for Monday night's game at New Orleans (2-5). Patterson says he's ``really anxious'' to return to the field and expects to play only a few snaps as he eases his way back into the lineup.
He suffered a seizure at practice on Aug. 3, 2011, and was diagnosed with a brain AVM, or arteriovenous malformation, a prenatal condition in which blood travels abnormally between the arteries and veins.
He played the first 15 games of last season but was not cleared to play for the start of this season because the incision where he had brain surgery in January hadn't fully healed.
The Eagles (3-4) released linebacker Jason Williams to make room on the 53-man roster.

Recent NFL Discussions

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail Falcons vs. Dolphins Pick Will the Falcons stay undefeated this preseason when they visit the Dolphins tonight at 8:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Seahawks' Season Win Total Prediction Will the Seattle Seahawks win at least 11 games in 2015 after falling short in the playoffs last season?
Thumbnail Packers Season Win Prediction After failing to win the NFC North last season, will the Green Bay Packers get back on track this season?
Thumbnail Bucs vs. Jaguars Free Pick Will tonight's Buccaneers and Jaguars game at 7:30PM ET be high-scoring for preseason bettors?
Thumbnail Broncos welcome 49ers to Mile High City For those who thought the Broncos’ internal quarterback debates were a thing of the past, guess again.
More inNFL Articles  

NFL Team Pages