CB Dimitri Patterson played on all 67 defensive snaps in his Dolphins debut Sunday.
Patterson was claimed off waivers last Tuesday and immediately made a major impact. The journeyman may have to restructure his contract as he's set to earn $4.5 million in 2013, but he has a chance to stick as a starter or third corner in Miami. Sean Smith is an impending unrestricted free agent and Nolan Carroll/Jimmy Wilson have struggled.
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We'll see what happens. He's got a big game coming up where he could really show our staff something. If he plays well against New England, maybe he's a guy we decide to keep around.