FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced today that they have released rookie DB Eric Patterson.
Patterson, 22, was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Ball State on May 8, 2015. The 5-foot-10, 193-pounder, started in 28 of 41 games during his four-year career at Ball State and finished with 135 total tackles and six interceptions. He was used as a kickoff returner as a senior in 2014 and was named to the 2014 All-Mid-American Conference First Team after finishing with 23 kickoffs for 590 yards.