Report: Eagles to place Mike Patterson on NFI List, Cut Pay

Al Bello

This certainly isn't going to go over well with the locker room if true. The Eagles have placed Mike Patterson on the Non-Football Injury List for the rest of the season and signed Emil Igwenagu.

That is not all, however. Here is the rest of the report from ProFootballTalk.

Per the source, the Eagles also plan to exercise their discretion to reduce Patterson's pay, not completely but partially.

The report goes on to say that the amount the Eagles will be docking Patterson is roughly $150,000.

According to Reuben Frank of CSN Philly, docking a player 50% pay is "standard" and "all 32 teams do it."

Fair or not, you have to think the move will not go over well within the locker room, especially after everything Patterson went through.

Patterson has been battling an illness that will keep him out of the Eagles game against the Bengals. Eagles head trainer Rick Burkholder said yesterday that the team is worried about the illness spreading through the locker room.

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[Note by JasonB, 12/12/12 3:21 PM EST ] Patterson's agent, Peter Schaffer, plans to file a grievance against the Eagles for putting Patterson on the non-football injury list and cutting his pay. Per Jeff McLane, Schaffer said.

"I told Howie (Roseman) this morning that if he could prove to me that Mike didn't get pneumonia at practice I wouldn't file grievance.He said he couldn't."

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