Antonio Dixon to get first shot at DT gig?
Jul/23/12 08:52 AM Filed in: Antonio Dixon
The Philadelphia Inquirer expects Antonio Dixon to get the first crack at Mike Patterson's (brain surgery) starting defensive tackle job.
Patterson has been ruled out for training camp and it would not be a surprise if he misses more time than that. Even if Dixon wins the starting job, it will only be a nominal designation. First-round pick Fletcher Cox, versatile Cullen Jenkins and run-stuffer Derek Landri will all rotate heavily. The Eagles' defense won't miss Patterson too sorely.