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Eagles Will Pay Mike Patterson Full Salary

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The Eagles and Mike Patterson have come to a resolution that will end what was a P.R. nightmare for the team.

According to Patterson's agent, Mike Schaffer, Patterson will not have his salary reduced after landing on the NFI list.

Here is Schaffer's statement according to ProFootballTalk

""After a day of reflection, the Eagles and [G.M.] Howie Roseman decided to treat Mike like the high-character player that he is," agent Peter Schaffer tells PFT. "They're doing it because they believe that players who have done what Mike has done for the franchise should be rewarded. They always had Mike's best interests at heart. So they renegotiated his contract to remove the provision that automatically dropped his pay."

Here is a statement from Howie Roseman on the decision.

"We were looking at the contract and at the end of the day it is about the players. So, we made it happen. I called Mike Patterson today and told him we all care about him and can't wait for him to get back."

Give the Eagles credit for ultimately doing what many think is the right thing. As PFT points out in their post, the Eagles have always been a team to stick to their guns and ignore public sentiment. This is clearly a case where the Eagles realized the bad image this situation was giving them and reversed it.

Does this make up for the decision to cut his pay in the first place?

Follow Eliot Shorr-Parks on Twitter at @EliotShorrParks

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