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Cordarrelle Patterson | Wide Receiver | #84

Team: Minnesota Vikings
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/17/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (29) / MIN
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The St. Paul Pioneer Press' Chris Tomasson reports the Vikings are not expected to pick up WR Cordarrelle Patterson's fifth-year option.
Take a moment if necessary. Patterson has flashed as a returner since being taken with the 29th pick of the 2013 draft, but he has not shown any signs of development as a receiver. The Vikings will pass on his $7.915 million option, and it would not be surprising if Patterson is entering his final year in Minnesota. The Vikings are expected to activate the fifth-year options for DT Sharrif Floyd ($6.757 million) and CB Xavier Rhodes ($8.026 million). Apr 21 - 8:09 AM

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said adding another receiver is not a "necessity."

"We've got to get better with the guys we've got," Zimmer said, "and we've got to fix other areas that can allow these receivers to be more effective in the games." Zimmer also appears to be holding out faint hope of a Cordarrelle Patterson breakout. That is not going to happen, and the Vikings cannot head into 2016 with Stefon Diggs, Charles Johnson and Jarius Wright topping the depth chart. They should add a receiver in the draft.
Source: ESPN
Mar 24 - 10:42 AM

Cordarrelle Patterson has spent the last three days working with quarterbacks and wide receivers coach Steve Calhoun in Orange County.

Patterson is hoping to improve his route-running after catching just two passes in 2015. He'll also work with Teddy Bridgewater in South Florida later this offseason. Patterson seems committed but it's anyone's guess if he'll ever develop into a true wideout. The 24-year-old remains one of the league's top return specialists.
Feb 19 - 4:28 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said it is up to Cordarrelle Patterson to become a real wide receiver.

"If he doesn't do it," Zimmer said, "then that's what he's going to be, a returner." Zimmer is clearly done with the Patterson experiment. Even if Mike Wallace becomes a cap cut this offseason, Patterson has little chance to become an offensive factor on a run-first team. After finishing 2015 with 10 yards on two targets and 15 yards on two carries, Patterson can be dropped in Dynasty formats.
Jan 12 - 12:02 PM

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.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 09:12:00 AM

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.
Fri, Oct 2, 2015 06:49:00 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.
Tue, Sep 15, 2015 01:42:00 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.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 09:14:00 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.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 10:41:00 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.
Sun, Aug 9, 2015 10:19:00 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.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 09:06:00 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
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 06:20:00 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.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 09:53:00 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.
Wed, Jun 17, 2015 06:21:00 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.
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 11:23:00 AM

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3Taylor Heinicke
RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
3Matt Asiata
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2Matt Asiata
3RB1Adrian Peterson
2Jerick McKinnon
FB1Zach Line
2Blake Renaud
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Charles Johnson
3Adam Thielen
4Terrell Sinkfield
WR21Laquon Treadwell
2Jarius Wright
3Cordarrelle Patterson
4Moritz Boehringer
5Isaac Fruechte
WR31Jarius Wright
TE1Kyle Rudolph
2MyCole Pruitt
3Rhett Ellison
4David Morgan
5Brian Leonhardt
LT1Matt Kalil
2T.J. Clemmings
3Carter Bykowski
LG1Alex Boone
2Austin Shepherd
3Jeremiah Sirles
C1John Sullivan
2Joe Berger
3Nick Easton
RG1Brandon Fusco
2Mike Harris
3Zac Kerin
RT1Andre Smith
2Phil Loadholt
3Willie Beavers
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