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Cordarrelle Patterson | Wide Receiver

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/17/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: Tennessee
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Pro Football Talk reports Vikings WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson is not on the trade block.
Patterson has been targeted just twice this season and is averaging a middling 24.7 yards per kick return. Patterson still has theoretical upside, however, and is signed for a reasonable $1.389 million next season. The Vikings may want to keep Patterson, but he should not be on any fantasy squads. Nov 2 - 9:12 AM

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Coach Mike Zimmer said he expects Cordarrelle Patterson to have an expanded role this week.

"I think he has an opportunity, yeah," Zimmer said. "He just has to go out there and do it. There may be some opportunities for him. We'll see." With Charles Johnson (ribs) sidelined and Jarius Wright (hand) a game-time decision, Patterson and Adam Thielen could start opposite Mike Wallace. Patterson will be the No. 3 pass-game option if Wright sits, behind Wallace and Kyle Rudolph.
Oct 2 - 6:49 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson secured one catch for one yard in the Vikings' Week 1 loss to the 49ers.

Monday was further confirmation that Patterson has been phased out of the Vikings’ offense. The former first-round pick will be collecting dust on the waiver wire next week when Minnesota hosts Detroit.
Sep 15 - 1:42 AM

Cordarrelle Patterson wasn't targeted in the Vikings' third preseason game.

However, Patterson made the play of the game, taking a kick out of his own end zone for a 107-yard touchdown. Patterson could see action in Thursday's preseason finale, but if not, he ends the exhibition season with five catches for 43 yards. A second-teamer on offense, Patterson is off the fantasy radar unless your league counts return yardage.
Aug 29 - 9:14 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson caught two passes for 29 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's preseason game against the Bucs.

Patterson continued to work with the second-team offense -- a theme from the Hall of Fame Game -- but helped himself by doing a good job of selling his route on a 15-yard TD catch from Shaun Hill. Patterson erased that positive by being flagged for taunting after a bubble screen in the second quarter. A penalty like that is precisely what fires up oft-red-faced coach Mike Zimmer.
Aug 15 - 10:41 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson caught one pass for six yards in the Vikings' Hall of Fame Game clash with Pittsburgh.

While Charles Johnson and Mike Wallace worked with the Teddy Bridgewater group, Patterson played with the second-team offense and Mike Kafka. Still an uncomfortable, unnatural route runner, Patterson didn't get much noticeable separation in his routes. We expect Patterson to be a gadget-guy only on offense this season, and to primarily return kicks.
Aug 9 - 10:19 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson opened Vikings training camp working with the second-team offense.

Coach Mike Zimmer said Wednesday he's seen "improvement" from Patterson, though Zimmer stated less than a week ago that Patterson's practice-in, practice-out consistency has remained frustrating. Patterson will likely settle in as the Vikings' kickoff returner and fourth receiver on offense this season.
Jul 29 - 9:06 PM

Coach Mike Zimmer said Monday that Cordarrelle Patterson's consistency has remained an issue on the practice field.

"He'll have really good days, and then he'll have some not-so-good days," Zimmer said. "Really, I think what he needs to do is just the consistency every single day and the consistency in studying, the consistency in getting extra help that he needs if he needs it, running the routes the same all the time." Behind Charles Johnson, Mike Wallace, and Jarius Wright on the depth chart, Patterson is unlikely to contribute in fantasy this year. Added Zimmer, "To me, the biggest thing with him is that: Does he want to be 'Flash' or does he want to be a great receiver? I'm not trying to dog him or anything, but that's really what it is."
Source: USA Today
Jul 27 - 6:20 PM

Third-year Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson calls 2015 a "make-or-break year."

"I’ve got a lot to prove," Patterson admitted. "I need to get back to the old me and have fun and not get too serious like I did last year." OC Norv Turner said last month that Patterson is still a candidate to start, while his offseason reports have generally been positive. Patterson will open the season behind Mike Wallace and Charles Johnson, with Jarius Wright manning the slot. It's too early to throw in the towel on Patterson as an offensive playmaker, but he's correct that 2015 is shaping up as a make-or-break campaign.
Jul 25 - 9:53 AM

Vikings OC Norv Turner said Cordarrelle Patterson is in the mix to start.

Patterson is getting reps with the second team at minicamp. If he can improve his route running, Patterson can play his way back into three-wide sets, but is penciled in behind Jarius Wright for slot duties. Mike Wallace is locked in as the every-down Z-receiver in Norv Turner’s offense, with Charles Johnson at X.
Jun 17 - 6:21 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson will be the Vikings' primary kick returner this season.

"In my mind, Cordarrelle Patterson's the best kick returner in this league," special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said, "so it would be crazy for me to put someone else in that spot." Patterson will have to vastly improve as a receiver to beat out Mike Wallace, Charles Johnson or Jarius Wright for playing time on offense, but he has the open-field ability to make a big impact on special teams. Patterson has averaged 29.4 yards per kick return through two years in the league.
Jun 6 - 11:23 AM

Coach Mike Zimmer continued to express optimism about Cordarrelle Patterson following the Vikings' recent minicamp.

"Cordarrelle is doing a good job in this offseason," Zimmer said. "He has been in better shape and he is doing a better job of running routes, of competing each and every down. I look forward to him coming on and I’m a big fan of his. We’re just trying to get him to realize all the little intricacies you have to do offensively in the NFL in order to be a great player." Intricacies, routes, and conditioning have been obstacles for Patterson early in his NFL career. His role in Norv Turner's 2015 offense remains questionable after Patterson regressed as a sophomore.
May 17 - 9:49 PM

Coach Mike Zimmer claims Cordarrelle Patterson is "running routes good" this offseason.

Patterson's inability to get open last year resulted in him getting benched in Week 13 in favor of Charles Johnson. From that point forward, Teddy Bridgewater and the entire Vikings offense made major strides. So as much as the Vikings will talk up Patterson's improvement and effort this offseason, it's very hard to see him playing a major role in 2015. Mike Wallace is the every-down Z and Johnson is the every-down X.
May 14 - 10:25 AM

Cordarrelle Patterson stepped up his fitness this offseason.

Patterson spent four weeks in February working out with a fitness expert known as "Hell's trainer." His training included sprinting up stairs, running on the beach with a weighted vest and pullups on a jungle gym. The third-year wideout is already calling the upcoming 2015 campaign a "make or break" year. He'll have to carve a new role for himself after being passed on the depth chart by former Dolphin Mike Wallace.
May 6 - 9:21 AM

Cordarrelle Patterson said he's focusing on route-running this offseason.

Patterson is very self-aware when it comes to his weaknesses. The athletic freak simply hasn't been able to get open at the NFL level. "Growing up, I was always athletic and could just do anything," Patterson said. "I'm in the NFL now, so I just have to focus on my craft and just work at route running, getting in and getting out of breaks and stuff like that." Cordarrelle enters this season behind both Charles Johnson and Mike Wallace on the depth chart.
Apr 28 - 11:08 AM

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