Patton was waived by the Chargers on Tuesday.
Patton was briefly promoted from the Chargers' practice squad to the active roster prior to Week 2. He will become a free agent and will have a chance to re-join the practice squad given that he clears waivers.
Patton was promoted to the active roster Saturday, Daniel Popper of The Athleticreports.
Patton was moved to the 53-man roster to provide some depth in the event Mike Williams (knee) ultimately doesn't play in Sunday's contest. Expect the 25-year-old to participate on special teams should Williams find himself activated.