New York Jets cornerback Dimitri Patterson, who met with team officials Sunday night to explain why he was AWOL for 48 hours, was suspended indefinitely Monday by the team.

General manager John Idzik said the organization is still investigating Patterson's mysterious disappearance. He refused to disclose the reason that Patterson -- a projected starter -- gave them during their meeting late Sunday. Evidently, they weren't satisfied by it.

Idzik said the suspension will be brief.

"It will give us more time to gather more information, what led to his behavior," Idzik told reporters. "That way we'll make a well-informed decision on what discipline will be forthcoming -- and there will be discipline involved."

Idzik, who said he's not sure Patterson is 100 percent committed to the team, didn't rule out the possibility of releasing him.

Idzik and coach Rex Ryan met with Patterson at the team's facility in what the GM described as "a listening session." Patterson apparently doesn't think he did anything wrong.

"Obviously, Dimitri felt he acted appropriately," Idzik said.

Patterson texted ESPN's Josina Anderson on Monday, writing, "Yes, I'm ok and I'm not going AWOL either. Comical."

His agent Drew Rosenhaus declined to comment on the reason for Patterson's disappearance. Patterson was a no-show for Friday night's game at MetLife Stadium even though he attended meetings, a walk-through and a pregame meal.