The Detroit Lions are going to host free-agent defensive tackle Mike Patterson for a visit, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Patterson was just released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday after spending eight seasons with the team.

Patterson, who appeared in only five games for the Eagles last season, just had brain surgery in January 2012. He had a seizure at practice during training camp in 2011, and it was determined that he had a "prenatal condition in which blood travels abnormally between the arteries and veins," according to ESPN. He miraculously returned in the middle of last season before viral pneumonia landed him in the hospital.