The New York Giants have landed another free agent from their NFC East rivals. Mike Garafolo of USA Today has broken the news through Twitter that the Giants have signed defensive tackle Mike Patterson.
Jenny Vrentas of the Newark-Star Ledger notes it's a one-year deal, but the money involved hasn't been announced yet.
During training camp of the 2011 season, Patterson suffered a seizure and was diagnosed with cerebal arteriovenus malformation.
Patterson also underwent brain surgery back in January of 2012 and only played in five games for the Eagles in 2012, recording just one sack.
Since 2006, Patterson has been a regular starter on the Eagles defensive line, starting in at least 14 games for Philadelphia.
Patterson adds even more depth to the defensive line at the tackle spot with former Eagle Cullen Jenkins being signed back in March to a three-year deal.
It's another under-the-radar type signing for the Giants, but one that coule help improve a defense that faltered in 2012 to generate a pass rush, as well as stop the run.
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