The Game Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson is the Eagles' leader in games played over the last seven seasons. (Yong Kim/Staff Photographer)

We gained another level of admiration for the Eagles' Mike Patterson last season, when he managed to play in 15 games despite suffering a seizure in training camp that led to the discovery that he had arteriovenous malformation (AVM) on his brain. (Just trying to spell that would put some hockey players on the disabled list for a month.)

Patterson, the Eagles' leader in games played over the last seven seasons, has not healed quickly enough from January brain surgery to take part in this training camp. That will cause him to miss at least some of the regular season, although any timeframe for his return is strictly a guess.

The Eagles with the most regular season games played since the beginning of the 2005 regular season:

 Player GP  
 Mike Patterson    110 
 Trent Cole 108 
 Juqua Parker 105 
 Todd Herremans    95 
 Quintin Mikell 93 
 David Akers 92 
 Joselio Hanson 91 
 Jamaal Jackson 88 
 Jason Avant 86 
 Jon Dorenbos 85 
 Sheldon Brown 80 
 Brent Celek 80