"I mean, it was pretty cool," [Mike] Patterson said. "I was very excited and stuff, kept on thinking about it. But I was real excited and everything. Just kind of happy to be back. Just got to take it one day at a time and just wait patiently until I get back on that real field."
According to the rules for players being activated from the non-football injury list, the Eagles will now begin a process of evaluation that can take as long as 3 weeks. By then, the team will have to activate Patterson or put him on injured reserve, ending his season.
Eagles' Mike Patterson returns to practice after brain surgery
Philly.com's Rich Hofmann reports that Mike Patterson has finally been given the okay to practice after offseason brain surgery, over a year after having a frightening seizure in training camp. He could contribute on the Eagles' defensive line.