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February 3, 1990 | CURT HOLBREICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Charger careers of offensive tackle James FitzPatrick, cornerback Elvis Patterson and linebacker Jim Collins apparently have come to an end. The three are among 17 players left unprotected by the Chargers in the NFL's Plan B limited free-agent program. And General Manager Bobby Beathard said they are not wanted back. "We figured we would be better without them," Beathard said Friday after the Chargers released a list of 37 players they had protected under the program.
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October 14, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER
Elvis has left the team. Special teams captain and reserve safety Elvis Patterson was traded to the Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday. The Raiders sent Patterson and their sixth-round pick in the 1994 draft to Dallas for the Cowboys' fifth-round pick. The Raiders also lost another reserve safety, Rickey Dixon, who suffered torn knee cartilage in last Sunday's game against the New York Jets. There is not a projected return date for Dixon, who will undergo arthroscopic surgery.
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September 5, 1990 | CHRIS BAKER
Quarterback Vince Evans and defensive back Elvis Patterson rejoined the Raiders Tuesday after clearing waivers. Tackle Bruce Wilkerson and wide receiver Mike Alexander were put on the injured-reserve list to make room for Evans and Patterson. Wilkerson, who has strained ligaments in his left knee, and Alexander, who has a pulled hamstring, must sit out at least four games before they can be returned to the roster.
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December 7, 1992 | MIKE DOWNEY
The Pro Bowl? Man, forget the Pro Bowl. "Last year I got robbed out of the Pro Bowl," Elvis Patterson is saying. "The Pro Bowl won't be a real Pro Bowl until the best players get to be in it." The Pro Bowl was in Hawaii; Elvis wasn't. He thinks he should have been. After all: "I redesigned the way special-teams football is played." Elvis performs only on special occasions. He isn't first string. He isn't even second string. Doesn't matter. Elvis is Elvis' biggest fan.
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October 23, 1991 | CHRIS DUFRESNE
Elvis Patterson continues to make a name for himself on special teams. In last Sunday's 20-17 victory over the Rams, he downed Jeff Gossett's punt at the two-yard line. Patterson probably needs a blocked punt or two to gain Pro Bowl consideration, but Coach Art Shell thinks Patterson is one of the best. "If he's not, he's right near the top," Shell said. "His presence on the football field is known."
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August 30, 1991 | CHRIS BAKER
Defensive back Elvis Patterson limped off the field with a bruised right knee, but Dr. Norm Rotenberg said Patterson probably will be able to play in Sunday's season opener at Houston. The Raiders, who have nine defensive backs on their roster, can ill afford to lose a defensive back against the Oilers, who have one of the most explosive passing attacks in the NFL. Injury report: Houston center-guard Erik Norgard (left shoulder) and defensive tackle Jeff Alm (left knee sprain) are out.
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November 25, 1991 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Special teams captain Elvis Patterson maintains that the Raiders have one of the NFL's best special-teams units, but it's gone unnoticed because of the dominance of the Raider defense. "We've been in the closet," Patterson said. "We've been having a great year. I think we've been more consistent than we were last year and we've improved tremendously." Raider special teams scored two touchdowns in Sunday's 38-14 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at Riverfront Stadium.
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August 13, 1992 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wednesday was homecoming day for the Raiders. And home they came from three directions--one resigned to signing the same old deal, one happy to get a brand-new deal and one happy to finally be able to deal with a career-threatening incident. Running back Marcus Allen, cornerback Terry McDaniel and defensive back-special teams player Elvis Patterson were all in uniform for the morning practice at the Raider training camp.
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November 25, 1991 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Special teams captain Elvis Patterson maintains that the Raiders have one of the NFL's best special-teams units, but it's gone unnoticed because of the dominance of the Raider defense. "We've been in the closet," Patterson said. "We've been having a great year. I think we've been more consistent than we were last year and we've improved tremendously." Raider special teams scored two touchdowns in Sunday's 38-14 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals at Riverfront Stadium.
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October 17, 1991 | CHRIS BAKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most defensive backs would cringe if they were nicknamed Toast, as in: "He was burned on the play like a piece of toast." But Raider cornerback Elvis Patterson took pride in being called that by former New York Giant Coach Bill Parcells. It's all in the interpretation. Patterson said he was the Toast of New York while playing for the Giants in 1984-87. However, Patterson's critics said it was because he was easy to burn on pass defense.
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