Patmon Signs Free Agent Deal With Dallas

Most of the NFL teams held three-day rookie minicamps last weekend and besides first-round draft pick Justin Gilbert and the other former Oklahoma State Cowboys that signed free agent contracts (ie. Josh Stewart at Tennessee, Daytawion Lowe with Philadelphia, Parker Graham in Baltimore and a few others) there were other ex-Cowboys that got tryouts. Now it has paid off for one of them.

Linebacker Caleb Lavey and cornerback Tyler Patmon were in Dallas for the Cowboys rookie minicamp. Lavey sent a text on Monday that he felt he had a good weekend but was not offered a contract.

He also volunteered that he thought Patmon had an excellent camp. That proved true as Wednesday the Cowboys placed rookie safety Marvin Robinson of Ferris State on injured waivers, and signed Patmon with the free roster spot to get back to the 90 maximum number.

One report from inside the Cowboys organization and in-house media was that Patmon reminded defensive coach Monte Kiffin of a "younger Ronde Barber."

Robinson, who had knee surgery Tuesday to repair torn meniscus, was one of 24 undrafted rookies to sign last week, He suffered the injury during Friday afternoon's practice last weekend.

Patmon (5-10, 179) played one season for OSU and had 30 tackles last season. After transferring as a graduated super senior from Kansas, Patmon was a key member of the Cowboys' secondary.

His 78-yard fumble return for a touchdown was the knockout blow for an eventual 42-10 win over No. 3 Baylor. At Kansas, Patmon played three seasons at Kansas, amassing 32 starts. He had a team-high three interceptions in 2012 for the Jayhawks.

We also know that receiver Charlie Moore did not get a contract offer at the Lions rookie minicamp in Detroit. No word on Clint Chelf in Miami, Kye Staley with Tennessee, or Shaun Lewis and Tracy Moore in Green Bay as they were all trying for contracts.


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