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David Patten | Wide Receiver

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (39) / 8/19/1974
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 190
College: Western Carolina
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David Patten announced his retirement from football on Saturday.
Out of football last year, Patten tried to re-charge his career with New England, but didn't want to continue. He was a longshot to make the roster. "A truly great career," Bill Belichick said, calling him one of the hardest workers he's been around. "He's meant a lot to this team." Patten caught touchdowns in the 2001 AFC Championship game and Super Bowl. Sat, Jul 31, 2010 09:55:00 AM

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Patriots signed WR David Patten to a one-year contract.

Patten caught 57 passes for 792 yards and three scores in the wideout-friendly Saints offense in 2007, but turns 36 before the season and has been a leg muscle tear waiting to happen for the past two years. He'll compete for a roster spot in camp, and isn't likely to help as more than a fourth receiver.
Wed, Feb 24, 2010 01:48:00 PM

Browns released WR David Patten.

No surprise here. The veteran receiver couldn't beat out Mike Furrey for the final spot. At 35, Patten's career could be in trouble.
Sat, Sep 5, 2009 10:33:00 PM

David Patten returned to practice this week after missing the first three preseason games with an undisclosed injury.

It's too little too late for Patten. Braylon Edwards, Josh Cribbs, Brian Robiskie, and Mohamed Massaquoi have spots sewn up while Mike Furrey has moved into the slot. Expect Patten to be released on Saturday.
Wed, Sep 2, 2009 10:32:00 AM

David Patten has missed several consecutive practices at Browns camp with an undisclosed injury.

Patten has fallen well down the depth chart, while Mike Furrey has moved into the Browns' top three receivers. Cleveland never intended to keep both veterans. Patten, 35, appears very likely to be released before September.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 03:07:00 PM

Browns signed WR David Patten, formerly of the Saints.

Patten, 34, is coming off an injury plagued season. He played in only five games and caught 11 passes after hauling in 54 the previous year. The Browns probably aren't committing much money to Patten and need insurance for Donte' Stallworth, but can't be expecting much production. He's a significantly poorer bet than he was in the Superdome under Sean Payton.
Mon, Mar 23, 2009 06:28:00 PM

Browns GM George Kokonis revealed at the Owners' Meetings Monday that the team plans to sign free agent receiver David Patten.

Patten, who is turning 35 this offseason, received no interest elsewhere after the Saints cut him early in February. "It's another veteran leader, experienced," Kokinis said. "We had David in before the (Donte') Stallworth incident occurred, so that signing wasn't really triggered by that."
Mon, Mar 23, 2009 04:20:00 PM

Saints released WR David Patten.

When Patten, 34, struggled with injuries last season, Lance Moore stepped in as a far superior No. 2 receiver. Robert Meachem is ready to take over the No. 3 role, and the Saints remain high on last year's seventh-rounder Adrian Arrington. The team saved $2.25 million by cutting Patten. The veteran may catch on elsewhere as a fourth or fifth receiver, but his days as a fantasy factor are likely over.
Thu, Feb 12, 2009 05:16:00 PM

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Saints WR David Patten, G Jamar Nesbit, DL Brian Young, and LB Mark Simoneau are candidates for release or restructure.

Patten was left without an offensive role after Lance Moore emerged as a far superior option as No. 2 receiver. Young and Simoneau are aging reserves whose seasons ended early due to injury.
Sun, Jan 18, 2009 12:37:00 PM

Saints declared WR David Patten, third QB Joey Harrington, CB Michael Lehan, LB Tearrius George, OG Jamar Nesbit, DT Kendrick Clancy, OT Jermon Bushrod, and DE Rob Ninkovich inactive for Week 16.

Patten is under contract through next season, but the Saints may not bring him back. He doesn't have a role on game days any longer. The Saints will use Hollis Thomas at nose tackle because Clancy is too banged up to play.
Sun, Dec 21, 2008 11:49:00 AM

Saints declared WR David Patten, RB Deuce McAllister, QB Joey Harrington, LT Jammal Brown, S Terrence Holt, DE Josh Savage, DE Rob Ninkovich, and LB Tearrius George inactive for Thursday night's game against Chicago.

New Orleans has activated three tailbacks; Reggie Bush, Pierre Thomas, and Mike Bell. It will be stunning if Bell gets the football in a non-blowout. Thomas is slated for most early-down work, and is expected to start, with Bush returning punts and being used extensively in the passing game.
Thu, Dec 11, 2008 06:56:00 PM

Saints declared WR David Patten, CB Aaron Glenn, DT Antwan Lake, WR Courtney Roby, OT Jermon Bushrod, QB Joey Harrington, DL Sedrick Ellis, and WR Terrance Copper inactive for Week 7.

Patten wasn't on the injury report and apparently has been scratched healthy in favor of Robert Meachem and Devery Henderson. Brian Young starts for Ellis.
Sun, Oct 19, 2008 12:02:00 PM

David Patten (groin) has resumed practicing without limitations and is no longer on the Saints' Week 7 injury report.

Patten's injury may have cost him his third receiver position, as with Marques Colston due back Patten would be behind both Lance Moore and Devery Henderson. It's also possible that Patten is behind Robert Meachem.
Wed, Oct 15, 2008 03:45:00 PM

David Patten (groin, doubtful) was unable to practice Friday.

He didn't practice at all this week and will likely be inactive Sunday.
Fri, Oct 10, 2008 02:38:00 PM

David Patten (groin) was held out of Saints practice Thursday.

Patten has likely fallen to a fourth receiver at best, behind Marques Colston, Lance Moore, and Devery Henderson, and seems unlikely to play Sunday. He should've been dropped off 10-team league rosters a week back.
Thu, Oct 9, 2008 03:16:00 PM

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