Patterson started one game for the Giants in 2013, but appeared in all 16. He had 23 combined tackles, including 18 solo.
He had played his previous eight seasons with the Eagles before signing with the Giants in April of 2013.
Not a surprise at all. In fact, it's more surprising that Patterson wasn't signed by another team by now. If he can reproduce his 2013 performance, the Giants will be more than pleased. He'll rejoin Cullen Jenkins, Markus Kuhn and Jon Hankins in the Giants' DT rotation.
The Giants aren't quite done adding to this group, however. Patterson gives them only four DTs on the roster. They'll look to add a player or two in the draft and/or sign another veteran before camp this summer.