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Report: Bears expected to pursue Cordarrelle Patterson

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If the Bears are going to cast their lot with quarterback Mike Glennon, as has become the conventional wisdom, they’re going to have to find him some weapons in the passing game.

They may be looking within their own division.

According to Alex Marvez of the Sporting News, the Bears are expected to make a run at Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.

The former first-round pick has become an All-Pro kick returner, but has failed to deliver on his big-play potential as a receiver. He caught 52 passes last year, but averaged just 8.7 yards per reception.

The Bears have been working to retain Alshon Jeffery, but they still need multiple weapons if they’re going to build around Glennon.

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25 Responses to “Report: Bears expected to pursue Cordarrelle Patterson”
  1. winningisabrees says: Mar 7, 2017 10:50 AM

    Saints…. Sign this guy…. We haven’t had a returner since…. well Michael Lewis, The Original Beer Man….. I’m getting old.

  2. tritz32 says: Mar 7, 2017 10:55 AM

    Please, please, please stay in the division CP84. The Vikings traded up into the first round to take a player who only has value as a KR which is a position being legislated out of the league. Classic purples!! #Bust SKOLOLOL!!!

  3. mialto says: Mar 7, 2017 11:04 AM

    Bears have White, Jeffery, Wilson, Meredith, Bellamy, Thompson, Miller, Royal…when healthy.

    How about focusing on the Defense Secondary which has been god awful???!!!

  4. doug1grohlin says: Mar 7, 2017 11:07 AM

    Building around Glennon… Three words that make you throw up in your mouth.

  5. gruder007 says: Mar 7, 2017 11:09 AM

    where was the commitment to build around Cutler?

  6. filthymcnasty3 says: Mar 7, 2017 11:10 AM

    He will do whatever he can to get out of MN, especially now that the hometown newspaper has forever labeled it “Loserville, USA”.

  7. tjacks7 says: Mar 7, 2017 11:13 AM

    Patterson was railroaded by Norv and disappeared for two years as Zimmer had no desire to be involved in the offense. Granted, he may have slacked off for a bit after his rookie year, but he’s far to valuable to ride the pines like Norv had him do. Patterson is tailor made for Shurmur, hence his reemergence. If he goes to a coach with a clue on offense he’ll be the steal of free agency.

  8. Matt from San Diego says: Mar 7, 2017 11:16 AM

    Please, please replace Alshon Jeffery with Cordarelle Patterson…

    Bears… Vikings fan here… Do it…. I double dare you…

  9. wademaxwell1990 says: Mar 7, 2017 11:18 AM

    Stay away from him. The Bears need to stay at the bottom of the division right where they belong! Vikings need to resign him if they are letting Peterson walk

  10. joefelicelli says: Mar 7, 2017 11:27 AM

    mialto says:
    Mar 7, 2017 11:04 AM

    Bears have White, Jeffery, Wilson, Meredith, Bellamy, Thompson, Miller, Royal…when healthy.

    How about focusing on the Defense Secondary which has been god awful???!!!

    Jeffery is pretty well gone, and Wilson and Thompson are FA. Royal is going to be released, and Miller hasn’t finished a season in 6 years.
    If they are signing him to be more than a KR and 4th or 5th WR, I will be concerned, but if it is for that role, it makes a lot of sense.
    They need bodies right now, because the only receivers under contract are Bellamy, White, Braverman, and Royal (to be released). That does not inspire confidence as a group.

  11. tonebones says: Mar 7, 2017 11:40 AM

    The Bears need to get a decent QB, and then just pick up a couple solid WRs. They keep trying to hit a grand slam at WR, and they’re striking out a lot. When in doubt, pay attention to what Belichick does. I’m sure Belichick learned offense from trying to defend Joe Gibbs’ Redskins. Keep it simple.

  12. bassplucker says: Mar 7, 2017 12:36 PM

    Don’t we have enough WRs who drop the ball already?

  13. fmc651 says: Mar 7, 2017 12:58 PM

    Patterson would be a good signing for any team. He is a very dynamic player. The Vikings mismanaged this guy.

  14. truthbetold109 says: Mar 7, 2017 1:57 PM

    I actually feel bad for this kid. He has been stuck in NFL purgatory – Minnesota. Not terrible but never a serious playoff contender. A new venue may help this kid break out.

  15. nfldoc says: Mar 7, 2017 2:25 PM

    If the Bears sign Cordarrelle Patterson and the Cikes can get Alshon Jeffery…advantage Vikes!

  16. imshaken says: Mar 7, 2017 4:10 PM

    CP has matured and his work ethic in the offseason has reportedly improved. CP’s improved route running and Shurmer being the offensive coordinator should increase CP’s production.

    It’s going to be interesting to see what happens. I hope CP is able to remain a Viking.

  17. fwippel says: Mar 7, 2017 5:10 PM

    The Vikings will regret it if they let Patterson leave for a reasonable contract. Norv Turner mismanaged this guy for two years before realizing they needed him on the field, and he responded well last year.

    While I don’t want the Vikings to overspend on CP, I’d rather see him stay in Minnesota, and hoping that they’ll make an effort to keep him. Their offense needs break-away threats, and Patterson, along with Diggs, are their best bets.

  18. knew8411 says: Mar 7, 2017 5:38 PM

    As a Vikings fan, yeah…I’d like to see them keep Patterson. He did make some positive strides last season. But if your going to keep him, use him.
    Personally, I’d much rather see them keep Adam Thielen.
    Thielen does ,uch more than return K.O.s

  19. Frazier28/7 says: Mar 7, 2017 5:39 PM

    We’ll take Alshon. No problem.

  20. aypeeswhippingstick says: Mar 7, 2017 7:16 PM

    Bears gotta sign him for at least 4 years. It takes him 3 years to learn the plays.

  21. larryboodry says: Mar 7, 2017 9:38 PM

    They wouldn’t be building around Glennon so much as building toward whichever QB they draft at #3.

  22. larryboodry says: Mar 7, 2017 10:02 PM

    They wouldn’t be building around Glennon so much as building toward whichever QB they (sure as hell better) draft at #3.

  23. kenziemccray says: Mar 8, 2017 12:31 AM

    We need to keep him

  24. chillyball says: Mar 8, 2017 9:29 AM




  25. stevejjones says: Mar 8, 2017 2:54 PM

    That away Bears – commit to the suck.

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