Patterson active against Chiefs

Posted Dec 9, 2012

Defensive back Dimitri Patterson is active today against the Kansas City Chiefs after missing the previous seven games.

For the first time in two months, Cleveland Browns defensive back Dimitri Patterson is active and expected to play in today’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Patterson had missed the previous seven games with an ankle injury he suffered in a 41-27 loss at the New York Giants on Oct. 7. He enters the game with 25 total tackles, 23 solo stops and five pass breakups this season. Earlier in the year, Patterson set a career high with 11 solo tackles in a 23-16 loss at Baltimore on Sept. 27.

The Browns have deactivated defensive backs Trevin Wade and Eric Hagg, running back Brandon Jackson, fullback Owen Marecic, defensive lineman Ronnie Cameron, offensive lineman Jarrod Shaw and wide receiver Josh Cooper for today’s game. The team did not have any expected changes to the starting lineup.

The Chiefs deactivated quarterback Ricky Stanzi, wide receivers Steve Breaston and Devon Wylie, safeties Abram Elam and Kendrick Lewis, running back Nate Eachus and defensive lineman Jerrell Powe.

Tysyn Hartman is expected to start at free safety in play of Lewis.

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