Cordarrelle Patterson | WR | Minnesota Vikings
Posted: 10/22/2013 8:11pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson had an end-around and a season-high six targets and three catches in the team's Week 7 loss to the New York Giants on Monday, Oct. 21.
Huddle Up: Patterson leads the league with an average of 36.5 yards per kickoff return and with the Vikings struggling at 1-5, there's no reason why the rookie's speed shouldn't be worked into the offense more. Look for more targets and touches in the weeks to come.
Posted: 9/17/2013 10:34am et
The Minnesota Vikings plan to increase WR Cordarrelle Patterson's workload in the coming weeks. He has played just 11 snaps in the first two games.
Huddle Up: Patterson has been electric on kickoff returns but lightly used in the offense. With the Vikings at 0-2 and in need of a jolt, it makes sense to find ways to get the ball into Patterson's hands more frequently.
Posted: 9/5/2013 8:53pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson (back) was limited in practice Thursday, Sept. 5.
Huddle Up: Patterson, the team's first-round pick out of Tennessee, didn't crop up on the injury report earlier in the week, so see what the outlook is Friday.
Posted: 8/10/2013 7:52pm et
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team will continue to try to get the ball to WR Cordarrelle Patterson because he did well as a receiver in the first preseason game. 'We weren't sure how fast he'd come as a receiver. For him to do what he did tonight, that's going to help his confidence. I'm sure he'll go back and work even harder to be more of a complete receiver. That's exactly what you want out of a rookie playing wide receiver in our league. He's going to be hungry coming back and we've just got to keep feeding him to help him to continue to grow,' Frazier said.
Huddle Up: Patterson is still raw but he has loads of talent. The Vikings' passing game enters the year with some question marks but with an ADP of Round 13, Patterson offers a lot of value right now. He's worth a shot that far down in the draft given his physical skills and the lack of receiving options in Minnesota.
Posted: 8/1/2013 10:55am et
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson appears to be the team's fourth receiver right now.
Huddle Up: The guy Patterson will have to move in front of for playing time is Jerome Simpson, and to this point the rookie has been seeing mostly short quick patterns a la Percy Harvin. It's still early, but as it stands Patterson's first-year contribution looks to be limited--though if you include return yards he is slated for that duty.
Posted: 7/25/2013 1:34pm et
The Minnesota Vikings signed first-round pick WR Cordarrelle Patterson to a 4-year deal on Thursday, July 25. Terms of the deal were not immediately released.
Huddle Up: The Vikes had a timely and busy Thursday, signing all 3 of their 1st-round picks the day before they kick off camp. The play-making Patterson, the 29th overall pick, is being counted on to be a home-run hitter after averaging 16.4 yards per catch and hauling in 29 TD passes in his 3 seasons in Tennessee.
Posted: 6/24/2013 9:29pm et
Former University of Tennessee assistant coach Charlie Baggett said he believes Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson's speed and athleticism compares favorably to free-agent WR Randy Moss. "I don't want people misinterpreting me as saying Cordarrelle is better or will be better than Randy Moss," Baggett said. "When it comes to everything else that's needed to be an elite NFL receiver, he has a long way to go to reach Randy. But he definitely has that ability. He really does."
Huddle Up: That athletic ability is why the Vikings traded back into the first round to select Patterson. The key will be finding a way to put that talent to use as Patterson learns the nuances of the NFL. Let's give him a couple years or so before unleashing the Moss comparisons.
Posted: 6/20/2013 1:50pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Joe Webb said he has been helping out WR Cordarrelle Patterson during practices with different things. 'I've been helping Cordarrelle out a lot, especially with the offense,' Webb said. 'Keeping him updated on what defenses like to do against certain routes.'
Huddle Up: The first-round pick, who only played one season of major college football after transferring to Tennessee from Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College, definitely has some major prep work to do as prepares for life in the NFL. Webb, who has played both QB and wideout, can certainly be a valuable resource but certainly expect an adjustment period for the rook.
Posted: 5/31/2013 11:17am et
The Minnesota Vikings plan on easing rookie WR Cordarrelle Patterson into action behind Greg Jennings and Jerome Simpson, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. Along with a trial in kick returning, Patterson will get looks that "utilize his strengths."
Huddle Up: If Simpson's back is healthy he should provide some of the explosiveness the Vikings' passing game desperately needs, and it would indeed allow the team to bring Patterson along slowly. The rookie will be used as a return man and spotted in the offensive game plan, so long as Simpson fills the role the Vikings signed him for.
Posted: 5/29/2013 5:36pm et
The Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson is being used as a kick returner during organized team activities.
Huddle Up: No surprise here, as Patterson's return skills are a major reason the Vikings traded back into the first round to draft him. Minnesota wants to get the ball in his hands frequently, and as his wide receiver skills develop using him as a return man is one of the best ways to do that. If your fantasy league awards points for return yards and scores, give Patterson a nudge up your draft board.
Posted: 5/16/2013 11:15pm et
Minnesota Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson will be given an opportunity to earn a starting wide receiver spot across from WR Greg Jennings this year, according to head coach Leslie Frazier. WR Joe Webb will be insurance in case Patterson doesn't pan out.
Huddle Up: Let's put it this way: It'd be a shock -- and major disappointment for the organization -- if Webb, who has switched back from QB, beats out the first-round pick for the No. 2 gig.