NFL Report: Dolphins claim Dimitri Patterson

The Browns waived CB Dimitri Patterson yesterday, supposedly because they were upset about how long it took him to recover from an ankle sprain, and because they were “impressed” with Buster Skrine in his absence.

Patterson was not in limbo for very long

“Per a league source, the Dolphins claimed Patterson on waivers. Patterson, who has a guaranteed base salary of $2.95 million in 2013, will receive $340,000 over the final two weeks of the season from the Dolphins, letting the Browns off the hook.

Patterson is under contract through 2014. Absent a no-trade clause in his contract, Patterson can declare himself a free agent after 2013, a season in which he’s due to earn a base salary of $4.5 million.”

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