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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
Contract: view contract details

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said Cordarrelle Patterson has "earned playing time."
Patterson only touched the ball twice on offense, but he changed the game with a 61-yard kick return in the second half and played more offensive snaps (5) than first-round rookie Laquon Treadwell (0). Patterson is very unlikely to develop into a fantasy asset, but he could be a weapon for a Vikings offense which needs them. Sep 12 - 12:30 PM

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Cordarrelle Patterson missed his lone target in the Vikings' third preseason game.

Yes, he's still in the NFL. Patterson added two kickoff returns for 43 yards. C-Pat won't be involved on offense beyond the occasional bubble screen.
Aug 28 - 10:29 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson (shoulder) hasn't returned to practice yet.

Patterson is still out after hurting his shoulder at last Friday's practice. The injury has lingered longer than expected but it doesn't look like Patterson is in danger of missing the team's season opener on September 11. The contract-year wideout is an elite special teamer but doesn't offer much in the passing game.
Aug 7 - 12:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson's shoulder injury is not considered serious.

Patterson left practice Friday after landing awkwardly on his left shoulder. He was not able to practice Saturday, but he should be able to get back on the field in the next couple days. Patterson earned praise from GM Rick Spielman for his strides as a route runner, but he is still extremely unlikely to earn a big role on offense.
Source: ESPN
Jul 30 - 12:24 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson left Friday's practice with an apparent shoulder injury.

He made an incredible catch on a deep ball thrown by Shaun Hill and landed awkwardly on his left shoulder. Patterson stayed down for a while but was eventually helped off by head trainer Eric Sugarman. "I don’t think it’s anything concerning, but they’re taking a look at it," said coach Mike Zimmer. Until we learn more, consider Patterson day-to-day.
Jul 29 - 8:11 PM

Vikings GM Rick Spielman said Cordarrelle Patterson "has made tremendous strides" as a route runner.

"He is very tuned in and very focused trying to prove to everybody, including himself, that he’s going to be not just a great athlete with the football in his hands, but a true receiver in the NFL," Spielman continued. Patterson earning praise is certainly better than the alternative, but his history makes it tough to take these comments with anything but a grain of salt. Patterson will have to fight for his roster spot in training camp, and it remains highly unlikely he becomes fantasy viable this season.
Jul 26 - 1:00 PM

Cordarrelle Patterson admits his work ethic lagged at times through the first three years of his career.

"Sometimes you can be here and you feel like you’ve got to be on the team," Patterson said. "You feel like, ‘Yeah, I’m a first-round pick, I’m on the team.’ Things like that, sometimes they make you not work hard, they make you don’t want to do things, make you be lazy." C-Patt's career has been in a downward spiral the past two seasons, with the former No. 29 overall pick drawing only two targets in 16 games last year. With Stefon Diggs, Laquon Treadwell, Charles Johnson and Jarius Wright all in the mix in Minnesota, Patterson won't have much of a role beyond returning kicks.
Jun 28 - 4:34 PM

The Vikings have declined Cordarrelle Patterson's fifth-year team option for 2017.

It's a no-brainer. Patterson has 863 receiving yards in three years, catching all of two passes in 2015. He's amongst the league's most dangerous players on kick returns, but if he's back with the Vikings after this season, it will be at a fraction of what the option would have cost.
May 2 - 1:38 PM

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

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

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FB1Zach Line
WR11Stefon Diggs
2Adam Thielen
3Jarius Wright
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WR21Charles Johnson
2Laquon Treadwell
3Cordarrelle Patterson
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