Allen Park, Michael. – The Detroit Lions announced today that they have reached an agreement with the Jacksonville Jaguars to trade K Riley Patterson in exchange for an undisclosed draft pick. Additional trading terms have not been disclosed.
In addition, the Lions waived WR Keytaon Thompson, who joined the team as an undrafted free agent from Virginia after the 2023 NFL Draft.
Patterson returns to Detroit after one season with the Jaguars, where he converted 30 of 35 field goals (85.7%) and 36 of 37 extra points (97.3%) for 126 points scored in 2022. In Week 16 against the New York Jets, he was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after four field goals and an extra point for 13 runs scored.
He spent the 2021 season with the Lions where he made the most consecutive field goals to start a career (10) in franchise history. Patterson originally entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent from Memphis with the Minnesota Vikings in 2021 and also had a stint on the New England Patriots exhibition team that season. For his career, he converted 43 of 49 field goals (87.8%) and 52 of 53 extra points (98.1%) for 181 points scored.