Former Oklahoma State Cowboy cornerback Tyler Patmon’s NFL career isn’t over yet.
This morning the Jacksonville Jaguars announced they had filled the final spot on their 90-man roster by signing the third-year CB to a contract.
The #Jaguars have signed third-year CB Tyler Patmon.— Jacksonville Jaguars (@Jaguars) May 22, 2017
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Patmon began his career in Dallas after being signed as an undrafted free agent in 2014. In his three-years in the league, Patmon has also played for Miami and served on the practice squad for Kansas City, and Carolina. He didn’t play in a game last year despite participating in training camp with the Tennessee Titans.
In his career Patmon has played in 24 games, including two starts, and totaled 21 tackles, seven passes defended, and one interception returned for a TD against the Cardinals in 2014.
Patmon is obviously excited about the opportunity to play with the Jaguars.
“Every little opportunity you get in this league is big,” said Patmon after signing his contract. “For the Jaguars to bring me in, sign me and give me that chance; it’s a great opportunity for me.”
Details on his contract have not been released.
Patmon will now battle for playing time against a secondary that last season gave up 3,627 yards through the air with opposing quarterback completing 62.6% of their passes. Jacksonville’s CBs also only accounted for two interceptions, both by starter, and last year’s No. 5 pick, Jalen Ramsey.
Patmon began the wave of successful graduate transfers to Oklahoma State in 2013 after graduating from Kansas. In 10 games as a Cowboy, Patmon had 28 tackles, seven passes defended, one interception, and one forced fumble in helping OSU reach 10 wins.
It’s always good to see former Cowboys reach the NFL. Here’s hoping that this time Patmon has found a permanent home in the league.