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Justiin Mapp played • Author: jinshuiqian0713, Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:14 am

NEW YORK -- Dimitri Pattersons mysterious absence is over. The veteran cornerback rejoined the New York Jets on Sunday night after inexplicably not showing up for the teams game against the Giants on Friday night. The Jets announced that Patterson returned to the teams training facility in Florham Park, New Jersey, and spoke with general manager John Idzik and coach Rex Ryan. The team didnt release any other details. Patterson left the team for about 48 hours, a situation that Idzik called "highly unusual." Idzik announced during a conference call Sunday that he learned through agent Drew Rosenhaus on Saturday that Patterson was OK physically and it is not believed to be a legal issue. But at that time, neither Idzik nor Ryan had heard from Patterson directly after leaving several messages for him. "Id like to talk to him," Idzik said, "so we could figure out whats behind it." It wasnt immediately clear if Patterson would face any discipline from the team, or if he would practice with the team Monday. Idzik said his "unexcused" absence would be handled accordingly, but added that he would rather not speculate on anything, including possible discipline, until the team had the chance to speak to Patterson. "Needless to say, this situation was not expected and is highly unusual," Idzik said. The 31-year-old Patterson was with the team Thursday night at a walkthrough practice at Hofstra University. Idzik said he was also present for meetings, a walkthrough and the pregame meal Friday, but didnt show for the game at MetLife Stadium that night. "Obviously, as the game went on, we still had major concerns for his health and where he was, but were unable to locate him," Ryan said. Ryan was asked about Patterson after the game, but the coach didnt let on that there was anything wrong, saying that the Jets would see if he could play in the preseason finale at Philadelphia on Thursday. "Quite honestly, at that point, I had no idea where he was, what his situation was and was really uncomfortable to go into details about it," Ryan said. Patterson, who has been dealing with ankle, calf and quadriceps injuries all summer, was expected to play against the Giants but it was uncertain how much. Both Idzik and Ryan said they had no indication that Patterson was unhappy, but thought he might have been frustrated with his injuries -- although he was working his way back onto the field. "There really wasnt any warning that we had of something like this," Idzik said. "There was nothing to indicate this kind of behaviour." Patterson was expected to start for the Jets as long as he was healthy. New York signed him to a one-year, $3 million deal in April. "Selfishly, we want Dimitri on this football team and I think we made that clear when we signed him that we had big plans for him," Ryan said. "Obviously, wed like to see him out here, so Im a little shocked he wasnt here. Still feel that way, but Im not real comfortable talking about it until we talk to Dimitri and find out whats going on." The players had a day off Saturday, but returned to the facility Sunday. Patterson didnt show until sometime Sunday night. Pattersons situation is the latest in what has been a brutal summer for the Jets cornerbacks. Top cornerback Dee Milliner is recovering from a high ankle sprain, and its uncertain whether hell be ready in time for the regular-season opener on Sept. 7. Third-round draft pick Dexter McDougle was lost for the season during training camp after tearing a knee ligament. A few other backup cornerbacks have also dealt with injuries throughout the summer. The team is so thin at the position, safety Antonio Allen has started the past two preseason games at cornerback. But Allen is going through the NFLs concussion protocol after injuring his head against the Giants. "We hope that with Dimitri everything works out and hes with us, but were going to be full steam ahead," Ryan said. "Thats the way well handle our business." NOTES: Ryan announced that QB Michael Vick will start at Philadelphia against his former team Thursday night, "but dont expect him to play long." Geno Smith and the rest of the teams starters are expected to sit against the Eagles. ... Smith, announced as the Week 1 starter by Ryan on Friday, said he has always been confident, but "I caught myself second-guessing myself last year for a lot of reasons." Smith, who struggled through an up-and-down rookie year, said he always knew he could play, but had to "fight through a bunch of different things, and I had to learn as well." ... LBs Troy Davis (quad) and Ikemefuna Enemkpali (foot) didnt practice Sunday, and neither did WR Stephen Hill (illness). Vans Old Skool Black . The three goals bring Messis career tally for Barcelona to 371 in all games -- including friendlies -- breaking the club record of 369 held by Paulino Alcantara since 1927. The 26-year-old Messi was already the clubs all-time leading scorer in official games. Messi assured Barcelonas fans they will enjoy his goals for years to come, saying "as long as people want me, I will stay here. Vans Old Skool Black Sale . -- Jerry Rice Jr. So what happens? Stevenson lands a huge left to Dawsons temple only 76 seconds into the opening round and walks away with the championship belt. "I said Id knock him out," said Stevenson (21-1). Vans Old Skool Clearance . The NFL announced Friday that the Texans sixth-year veteran offensive lineman will replace Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters in the Jan. Vans Old Skool White Sale . Mark Teahen scored the go-ahead run in the home seventh on an error by Scott Sizemore, who had knotted the game with a solo homer in the previous half- inning. Paul Konerko then hit an RBI single which proved to be the winning run.In its final preseason matchup, the Montreal Impact concluded the Walt Disney World Pro Classic with a 1-1 draw against the Philadelphia Union, Saturday afternoon, at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The final ranking of the tournament was then decided on penalties. The Union opened the scoring in the 29th minute when forward Jack McInerney brought in a long ball behind the Impact defence, just inside the box. Alone in front of Troy Perkins, McInerney beat the goalkeeper with a low shot to the right of goal. The Impact tied with an identical goal at the 80th minute, when striker Marco Di Vaio also found himself alone with goalkeeper Zach MacMath. The Designated Player didnt miss his target, beating MacMath with a lot show to the far post. The Impact got an excellent scoring chance in the first half. In the 39th minute, midfielder Justiin Mapp played a cross from the right of goal to Andrew Wenger, but is header was stopped by a diving MacMath.dddddddddddd The team ends camp with two wins (Orlando City 2-1 and Fluminense 1-0), two losses (New York 3-0 and Kansas City 3-2) and one draw (Philadelphia 1-1). "It was a good for us to come from behind today. The penalties dont really matter," said Troy Perkins. "The team showed character and its a good step for the group going forward. Personally, it was good for me to be able to play a game after nursing an injury the past few days." "We worked on several things today but there were heavy legs following three weeks of training," said Impact assistant coach Mauro Biello. "We controlled much of the second half and were able to come back and tie the game with a late goal." ' ' '

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