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Cordarrelle Patterson | Wide Receiver | #84

Team: Oakland Raiders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/17/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 220
College: Tennessee
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (29) / MIN
Contract: view contract details

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Raiders OC Todd Downing said he's "looking for ways to get (Cordarrelle Patterson) involved in the offense."
Seth Roberts was one of the NFL's least efficient third receivers last year, and Patterson could cut into his snaps. Patterson caught three touchdowns at Wednesday's minicamp practice. "He's a fun tool," said Downing. "He's a big, strong, physical, dynamic-with-the-ball-in-his-hands-type player, and we're excited to see what he can do for us." Patterson's primary role in Oakland is likely to remain on kickoff returns. Jun 14 - 10:54 PM

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Raiders coach Jack Del Rio said Cordarrelle Patterson will have a role on offense.

"Really excited about ‘CP.’ He’s a gifted athlete, once he touches the ball he can score from anywhere," Del Rio said. "He’s not just a special teams guy, we’re going to integrate him in our offense and I think he’s a dynamic playmaker." Patterson doesn't project for more than a gadget role behind Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree, but is going to push Seth Roberts for sub-package targets. He should also see a few carries at running back.
Mar 29 - 5:09 PM

Raiders signed WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson, formerly of the Vikings, on a two-year contract.

The contract can reportedly be voided down to a one-year deal. Patterson looked to be headed out of his visit without a contract on Monday night, but he returned to the facility and the two sides quickly hammered out a deal. Likely to serve as the fourth receiver behind Amari Cooper, Michael Crabtree, and Seth Roberts, the landing spot is not great for Patterson's fantasy value, but he should be able to impact games for Oakland both as a gadget player and return man. Perhaps Patterson will push Roberts for targets in camp, but he can be ignored in fantasy drafts at this point.
Mar 13 - 11:11 PM

Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports the Raiders and free agent Cordarrelle Patterson are "closing in on a deal."

Patterson reportedly left his visit without a contract, but Tafur reports he is back at the facility and the two sides are hammering out a deal. It sounds like something should be announced late tonight or tomorrow morning. With two established receivers at the top of the depth chart, Oakland could be a great fit for Patterson, who would be allowed to fill a gadget role and contribute on special teams.
Mar 13 - 10:58 PM

Free agent Cordarrelle Patterson left his Raiders visit without a contract.

That doesn't mean the Raiders are out of the running, but Patterson will keep weighing his options. Considering Patterson has said he wants to remain with the Vikings, any other suitor will have to beat Minnesota's offer. Patterson is one of the best return men in the game.
Mar 13 - 9:23 PM

Free agent Cordarrelle Patterson says he wants to re-sign with the Vikings.

"All I am hearing is stay with the Vikings," said Patterson. "Trust me, I want to, but we all know business is business. So what you going to do, (GM) Rick (Spielman)." Patterson has yet to sign despite visiting with multiple teams. He would likely have to accept a team-friendly deal to return to Minnesota.
Mar 11 - 7:21 PM

Free agent Cordarrelle Patterson visited the Bears.

The special teams extraordinaire has also visited the Redskins and Raiders. Patterson turns 26 years old in six days.
Mar 11 - 5:17 PM

Free agent Cordarrelle Patterson will visit the Raiders.

Patterson visited the Redskins on Friday, but they decided to go with Terrelle Pryor. Patterson's market has been quiet to this point, but he is one of the best return men in the league. Even with his lackluster track record on offense, that skill should land him a job soon.
Mar 11 - 11:11 AM

Free agent Cordarrelle Patterson visited the Redskins on Friday.

It's unclear if the Redskins are out on Patterson after signing Terrelle Pryor. Patterson's market has been quiet in the early going but could pick up now that many of the top wide receivers are off the board. Patterson has never put up big numbers as a receiver, but he's one of the best return men in football.
Mar 10 - 4:25 PM

Matt Vensel of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune would be "surprised" if free agent Cordarrelle Patterson re-signs with the Vikings.

Patterson is seeking a big payday, and Vensel doesn't see the the Vikings paying top dollar for a player who makes most of his impact on special teams. Alex Marvez of The Sporting News reported earlier that Patterson is drawing interest from the Bears. Patterson has made the All-Pro team as a return specialist three of the last four seasons but has never topped 500 yards receiving.
Mar 7 - 4:46 PM

Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports the Bears are interested in free agent Cordarrelle Patterson.

Patterson would certainly help Chicago on special teams, but he is not the No. 1 receiver they should be after with Alshon Jeffery likely to bolt. Patterson had one of his best seasons as a receiver last year, but he averaged just 8.7 yards per catch and owns a 10-yard average for his career. It is unlikely he develops into anything more than an outstanding return man and gadget player.
Mar 7 - 10:49 AM

ESPN’s Ben Goessling expects the Vikings to "make a strong effort" to re-sign free agent Cordarrelle Patterson.

The Vikings want to keep Patterson, but only at a "reasonable price." That could be difficult with multiple teams likely to have interest. Patterson set career highs under OC Pat Shurmur last year and is a candidate to see more time at running back with Adrian Peterson's future up in the air. Re-signing with the Vikings would give Patterson his best chance at an offensive role.
Source: ESPN
Feb 17 - 5:35 PM

Josh Katzenstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune named Cordarrelle Patterson as a player the Saints could pursue in free agency.

To be clear, Katzenstein isn't reporting that New Orleans is interested. He's simply connecting the dots. The Saints' special teams were lacking last season and Patterson is easily the top return man on the market. Patterson also earned an increased passing-game role in Minnesota last year. Creative Saints coach Sean Payton could certainly put Patterson's gadget-touch skills to use on offense.
Feb 17 - 1:32 PM

Free agent Cordarrelle Patterson is open to playing running back in addition to his special teams and receiver duties.

"I would love to play running back," he said. "I think any receiver in my position would love to. I just want to touch the football." Patterson is marketing himself as both a wideout and running back after the success of Ty Montgomery. He has 31 carries over his four-year career, averaging 10.7 YPC. Wherever he lands, Patterson's primary role should remain on kick returns.
Jan 28 - 3:11 PM

Impending free agent Cordarrelle Patterson said he enjoyed playing under OC Pat Shurmur this past season.

Shurmur took over for Norv Turner prior to Week 9 and recently had his interim label removed. "It was good for me. I love when I get the ball in my hands and Pat likes to get the ball to me," said Patterson. "I felt like Pat was more of a player's coach, he kind of got it. He was trying to do some different things than Norv was doing." Patterson's rapport with Shurmur suggests he could be interested in re-signing with Minnesota. The 25-year-old has only been a modest contributor on offense but remains one of the league's top kick returners.
Jan 25 - 5:43 PM