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Report: Eagles plan to put DE Patterson on illness list

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The Philadelphia Eagles plan to put defensive Mike Patterson on the non-football injury/illness list for the rest of the season and reduce Patterson's pay, reported Wednesday.

Last week, Patterson was hospitalized with viral pneumonia, but by putting him on the illness list, the Eagles can exercise their discretion regarding paying Patterson. They plan to pay Patterson, according to the report, but not the full amount of his contract.

How Patterson will react to the pay reduction remains to be seen. The Eagles are expected to save about $150,000 by taking this course of action.

Patterson has played in five games this season and has one sack.

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