Cordarrelle Patterson visits Washington, Oakland

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The first two stops on the Cordarrelle Patterson free agency tour are Washington and Oakland.

Patterson has just completed a visit in Washington and is now heading to Oakland, Ian Rapoport‏ of NFL Network reports.

A 2013 first-round pick of the Vikings, Patterson has shown flashes of being an excellent playmaker at both wide receiver and kickoff returner but has also disappeared at times. Last year he managed a career-high 52 catches but only had 453 receiving yards. Patterson also had a strong season returning kickoffs last year, with a 31.7-yard average, and he has five career kickoff return touchdowns.

Patterson has played in all 16 games in all four of his NFL seasons, although he has gone long stretches of not being featured in the offense, including catching just two passes in 2015. We’ll see whether Oakland, Washington or any other team is willing to pay him like a starting receiver, or whether he’ll have to settle for the contract of a special teams player.

27 responses to “Cordarrelle Patterson visits Washington, Oakland

  1. I’d love to see him streaking down the sideline, catching balls from Aaron Rodgers.

    But, there’s NO chance that Ted Thompson will loosen the purse strings as he continues to squander away the prime years of AR.

  2. I’d love to see him streaking down the sideline, catching balls from Aaron Rodgers.

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    You haven’t watched him much have you. He is one of best kick returners in the game, but has struggled to run routes effectively, and has relied on skill rather than work ethic in the NFL, maybe that will change, but he will be paid much more than he is worth. As much as I’d love to see the Packers waste their money on him, TT never will, and that is a wise move on his part.

  3. I’ll be disappointed if he leaves Minnesota but I can’t blame him after Norv and Zimmer wasted 2 years of his career without having a single offensive idea between them.

  4. He’s a unique talent but not a guy you can just throw in there and tell him to catch the ball. He needs plays designed for him to be successful, but he always has the chance to break a big play. I’d like the Vikings to keep him as long as it doesn’t take more than $3-4 million a year.

  5. I was hoping the Raiders would get a Speed merchant with return ability in the later rnds.

    Reggie does like to double down.

  6. bondlake
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    Gawd… Packer fans are just obsessed with the Vikings… can’t stop talking about us… can’t stop thinking about us.

  7. filthymcnasty3 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 4:43 PM

    If you thought he was fast before, wait till you see him sprint out of Loserville, USA.

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    I must have missed the part where he was making a visit to the Packers.

  8. Don’t see why he’d go to Washington which once again is having internal problems. Oakland and that offense would be a pretty darn good fit. Not sure how safe Vegas would be for CP though.

  9. “has also disappeared at times.”
    Much more accurate to say that he has actually appeared at times. I mean, this is supposedly a first round skill position player. Supposedly.

  10. The bar has been set for Patterson’s value, now that a more raw wr in Pryor has signed a 1 year-8 mill dollar contract. Patterson is more versatile than Pryor, and was mainly held back by lackluster schemes by Turner. Musgrave didn’t seem to have any problems getting the playmaker involved in 2013, but Norv sukked ballz at it. The issue of his route running is actually BS. He was one of our better wr’s at getting open from nothing last season, and Sam had no trouble completing passes to him. He has been the same player since 2013, just was unfortunate to have a dinosaur calling up the plays on his piece of slate for 2+ seasons, like the other guy said, wasting his talent here. He could easily be a 60-70 catch wr somewhere like Oakland, and even lead the team in total td’s when you add special teams to it.

  11. Raider fans should know about Patterson he ran a kickoff back in the Vikings win in Oakland 2 years ago.
    It would be a good signing for the Raiders. I want the Vikings to resign him.

  12. I trust Reggie….still would like to see us add a DT (maybe Hankins or Poe) since draft is pretty thin there. Plenty to be had on the end, edge and secondary although.

    Perry Riley- Yes?

    Go Raiders!

  13. Wonka22 says:
    Mar 10, 2017 5:34 PM
    The bar has been set for Patterson’s value, now that a more raw wr in Pryor has signed a 1 year-8 mill dollar contract. Patterson is more versatile than Pryor, and was mainly held back by lackluster schemes by Turner. Musgrave didn’t seem to have any problems getting the playmaker involved in 2013, but Norv sukked ballz at it. The issue of his route running is actually BS. He was one of our better wr’s at getting open from nothing last season, and Sam had no trouble completing passes to him. He has been the same player since 2013, just was unfortunate to have a dinosaur calling up the plays on his piece of slate for 2+ seasons, like the other guy said, wasting his talent here. He could easily be a 60-70 catch wr somewhere like Oakland, and even lead the team in total td’s when you add special teams to it.

    Wow. Just wow. This guy has never seen Cordarelle Patterson play a game.

    I have never seen an NFL WR worse at adjusting to the ball in the air then I have with Patterson. He has to be hit in the numbers in stride to have any chance of making anything happen. It wasn’t the play calling.

    Superb KR. Below average WR.

  14. Whoever gets him in FA is getting a steal. Not only will he lift your team to #1 in the return yards, but will get you 70+ catches and 1k yards if given the opportunity.

    Viking are foolish to let him go, especially given how many Free Agents they have already lost to other teams. I’m just hoping he is hoping his worth and his agent will give Spielman a chance to match the highest offer.

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