David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
The Miami Dolphins claimed former Cleveland Browns' defensive back Dimitri Patterson off of waivers, according to NBC's Pro Football Talk.
Patterson inked a three-year, $16 million dollar contract with Cleveland last offseason, but injuries derailed Patterson's season, and he quickly fell behind other defensive backs on Cleveland's depth chart.
Though he's battled a high ankle sprain for most of the season, Patterson figures to be close to full health. Patterson resumed practicing with Cleveland on Nov. 29, and returned to game action on Dec. 9 in Cleveland's win over the Kansas City Chiefs. Patterson also played in Cleveland's Week 15 loss to the Washington Redskins, and recorded two tackles.
It's unknown how much Dolphins' head coach Joe Philbin will utilize Patterson in Miami's last two games, but at the least, Patterson gives Philbin an alternative in the backfield.
Patterson previously played for the Redskins, Chiefs and Eagles, as well as the Browns.