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Cordarrelle Patterson’s contract is apparently nothing to brag about

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A guy who once excessively celebrated a kick return for a touchdown in a 35-0 blowout doesn’t seem to be properly celebrating his new deal in Oakland.

Nearly every contract signed in free agency has been leaked to the media with some information about the financial terms. The biggest exception: The contract signed on Monday night by new Raiders receiver Cordarrelle Patterson.

More than 12 hours after the deal was announced, there hasn’t been a single leak regarding a single dollar to be earned by Patterson. Well, one term has been revealed: Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that it’s a two-year deal that can be voided to one. Which doesn’t say anything about the value of the contract.

Eventually, the numbers will emerge. But it’s clear that neither Patterson nor his agent feel compelled to high step or jump into the stands about the financial package that Patterson received from the Raiders.

Patterson’s role in Oakland also remains to be seen. He has mused about playing running back, and he became a contributor on special teams beyond returning kickoffs in 2016.

A first-round pick in 2013, Patterson’s speed is undeniable, but more than speed is needed to thrive in the NFL. With the ongoing effort to take the kickoff out of the game, it’s no surprise that no one knows how much Patterson will be getting paid by the Raiders.

UPDATE 6:41 p.m. ET: It’s actually a pretty good deal, given his performance in four NFL seasons.

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41 Responses to “Cordarrelle Patterson’s contract is apparently nothing to brag about”
  1. blitzinc43 says: Mar 14, 2017 11:16 AM

    As a close friend of the organization we welcome this smaller version of Heyward-Bey

  2. illumination666 says: Mar 14, 2017 11:20 AM

    I’m interested to see his contract numbers. He brings value in the return game, and is merely potential at WR.. what’s the open market for a guy like that? Who’s numbers do you compare him to when you’re negotiating?

  3. cobrala2 says: Mar 14, 2017 11:22 AM

    Musing seems to be the extent of Patterson’s involvement in any offense.

  4. silvernblackpride says: Mar 14, 2017 11:24 AM

    Good job Reggie not overpaying like most of the FA signings have been ………good read PFT…LOL


  5. zerotrophiessince1961 says: Mar 14, 2017 11:25 AM

    You want to talk about a “bust?” Slick Rick traded UP to grab this guy. And purple fans crowed for all to hear. Now? Silence. And it’s beautiful. This is one of the many reasons why Minniesoda will never win a championship.

  6. bassplucker says: Mar 14, 2017 11:26 AM

    He’s a super-size Devin Hester. Anyone expecting anything more has been consistently disappointed, and will continue to be.

  7. tritz32 says: Mar 14, 2017 11:27 AM

    The purples traded up into the 1st round to take CP84. Say it with me – BUST!

    His 4 year totals:
    132 catches/1,316 yards/7 TD’s

    That’s an average of 33 receptions for 329 yards and 1.75 TD’s per year.

    And the purples still claim Rick is the man!!! SKOLOLOLOLOL!!!!

  8. 24hoursinaday24beersinacase says: Mar 14, 2017 11:30 AM

    Things have changed for the Raiders…..they used to have to overpay to get players there.

  9. isleptwithoj says: Mar 14, 2017 11:31 AM

    With the Carr and Mack contracts coming up, it’s doubtful the Raiders will be overpaying anyone. Smart.

  10. joetoronto says: Mar 14, 2017 11:32 AM

    Typical signing by McKenzie. Pay the core big bucks and skimp on the rest.

    Gotta love it. 🙂

  11. coloradocowboy says: Mar 14, 2017 11:33 AM

    The contract details are not being talked about because signing Cordarrelle Patterson is nothing to brag about.

  12. keepingitlogical says: Mar 14, 2017 11:44 AM

    “A first-round pick in 2013”

    He was a 1st round pick alright, and one that cost the Vikings 2nd, 3rd, 4rth and 7th round picks. The Patriots turned those picks into Jamie Collins, Logan Ryan, Josh Boyce and LeGarrette Blount. This in turn gave the Patriots what they needed to get back to another SuperBowl. It also allowed the Vikings to remain as they have always been…….

    I know there is a lot of Ted Thompson banter on this site, but seriously, this trade is all you need to see to understand Slick Rick isn’t taking the Vikes anywhere.

  13. Getoffmylawn! says: Mar 14, 2017 11:44 AM

    Much better having him return kicks than any of the other receivers. Maybe he is a late bloomer and will also catch a few passes. Not expecting much out of him. He did come from the Vikings after all.

  14. dmca12 says: Mar 14, 2017 11:45 AM

    Many teams flush with cap space and yet no one breaking the bank. How soon until agents start accusing owners of conspiring?

  15. stellarperformance says: Mar 14, 2017 11:45 AM

    Jeff Janis > Cordarelle Patterson.

  16. radrntn says: Mar 14, 2017 11:49 AM

    welcome to the dark side……nobody needs to know nothing

    Go Raiders!!! Go Reggie!!!

  17. The Phantom Stranger says: Mar 14, 2017 11:51 AM

    It’s clear the Vikings didn’t want him back. They could easily have afforded him and Patterson was openly lobbying for them to sign him. Nice guy, but not the brightest bulb in the drawer.

  18. whatjusthapped says: Mar 14, 2017 11:54 AM

    Remember, this is a former first round draft pick, a pick that cost the Vikings more because they gave away other draft picks to move up into the first round just to get a kick returner.

    It’s a fact that a franchise that goes 56 years without a championship can never be traced to a single factor but you have to hand it to the front office of the Vikings that draft picks like this help keep them home in January. In in the odd chance that they might make a playoff game, they have FG kickers that see to a fitting end to their championship run.

  19. cribbage12 says: Mar 14, 2017 12:03 PM

    Word is the Vikings will trot out their 2017 team at next years Super Bowl halftime show, complete with pom-pons, for a show starring Beyonce, so the team and its players can say “yeah, we’ve been to the Super Bowl!”

  20. dudermcrbohan says: Mar 14, 2017 12:03 PM

    neither is his stat sheet.

  21. charger383 says: Mar 14, 2017 12:05 PM

    Al liked fast players

  22. raidercode says: Mar 14, 2017 12:10 PM

    Yeah well they said Crabtree was a bust too when we got him cheap and resurrected his career. They don’t say that anymore. Same gonna happen with CP, this kid is gonna thrive in Oaktown. We got the meats!

    Go Raiders!

  23. mlhigh says: Mar 14, 2017 12:14 PM

    Raider Hater here, love to give you guys the needle, but McKenzie has done a solid job in putting this mess of a franchise back together. I think Raider Nation can agree that his football IQ is far superior to Al’s in his last 10 years. Raiders need some help defensively, but no real glaring holes. They should find it in the draft. Raiders went 12-4 last year in a very competitive AFC West, that doesn’t suck. Raiders are on the rise. Welcome back.

  24. raidernation210 says: Mar 14, 2017 12:17 PM

    great addition by the Raiders! Patterson hasn’t had a great qb like Carr throwing him the ball in Minnesota so sky is the limit with the Silver and Black!

  25. r8rsfan says: Mar 14, 2017 12:17 PM

    This story is one big assumption. “He’s not bragging so it must be a bad deal”.
    I saw the video of him after signing his contract and he seemed happy as can be and excited to join the Nation.

  26. tooz56 says: Mar 14, 2017 12:17 PM

    Reggie don’t play. He gives a fair deal, you produce, you get paid. I like the signing, need that deep stretch the field guy, and now we have him.

  27. sgordon909usdm419 says: Mar 14, 2017 12:31 PM

    He’s gonna do great on Special Teams and he’ll be used in packages to spread the field. He actually has a beast QB to get him the rock.

  28. timmmah10 says: Mar 14, 2017 12:33 PM

    Slick Rick? More like Tricky Ricky. Homeboy tricks the fans into thinking they have something to be proud of every year…

  29. 13worldchampioinships says: Mar 14, 2017 12:34 PM

    look at all the Packer fans trying to beat each other to make the same point.

  30. mullman76 says: Mar 14, 2017 12:35 PM

    Need to solidify the defense.

    CB, ILB and a big hog of a DL would be a good start.

    Maybe Reggie is eyeballing some kids in the draft.

    Pivotal year for the RAIDERS.

    Anything less than a legit SB run is unacceptable (barring any injuries to MVPs).

    Carry on.


  31. tjacks7 says: Mar 14, 2017 12:47 PM

    Nice job getting rid of the only potential playmaker on a terrible offense, Rick.

  32. FlashPatterson says: Mar 14, 2017 12:49 PM

    Great landing spot for Patterson. He might have a big year on a “prove it” contract. He is not the type of dude you want to give a long term deal. He admitted himself that he slacked off for 3 years in MN because he felt safe as a 1st round pick.

    Oakland should focus him on returning kicks and plaing kick-punt coverage. He was incredible as a gunner in the few games he was used in that role.

  33. bordner says: Mar 14, 2017 12:50 PM

    Signing a free-agent contract for little to nothing? Just more proof that players will do anything out of that toxic atmosphere in Minnesota.

  34. alfredogarciashead says: Mar 14, 2017 12:55 PM

    He clearly is not a bright person, you have to wonder if the Vikings actually spoke to him before the draft to assess his ability to learn. Really have to question Spielman spending a first round pick on a not-very-bright and obviously not-ready wide receiver. Frankly you have to question many of Spielman’s picks and how he still has a job in the NFL after his disastrous tenure in Miami and his blah record in Minnesota.

  35. biggreen68 says: Mar 14, 2017 1:17 PM

    Like the signing. It’s primarily a special teams signing.. He’s never had a QB like Carr throwing him the ball, so if….if, he. Can. Catch. The. Ball. Reg will take care of him. In years past, yes, we would’ve broke the bank for a CP84.

  36. 370zztop says: Mar 14, 2017 1:35 PM

    He has talent and athletic ability but his potential was never successfully utilized. I was never sure whether it was the Vikings offensive coordinators or coach to blame or if it was a functional or motivational problem with the player. Unfortunately, his performance other than KO returns never seemed to warrant paying alot to keep him.

  37. vikings2102 says: Mar 14, 2017 1:48 PM

    Spielman is an IDIOT!! No, we didn’t need to keep Patterson, he was horrible. Glad he is gone (though it was fun watching the 1 time a year he ran back a KO for a TD (See Seattle 35-0…..idiotic)).

    Spielman trades away the house for people like this. Talented, sure. Can figure out what needs to be done to make it in the NFL, not really. Patterson was only around because we spent way too much on him to just release him.

    Also, who does he think he is, Randy Moss?! I don’t think so!!

    MIN – #84
    OAK – Do I see him wearing #18?!

    On to the Patriots in a couple of years probably too!!

  38. atthemurph says: Mar 14, 2017 3:53 PM

    biggreen68 says:
    Mar 14, 2017 1:17 PM
    Like the signing. It’s primarily a special teams signing.. He’s never had a QB like Carr throwing him the ball, so if….if, he. Can. Catch. The. Ball. Reg will take care of him. In years past, yes, we would’ve broke the bank for a CP84.


    He can’t catch. He can’t run routes. He can’t read a defense.

    He can return kickoffs but in today’s NFL who needs a kick returner? The top guys return fewer than 2 kicks per game and most fewer than one.

  39. asgrimsnorrison says: Mar 14, 2017 4:02 PM

    Patterson wanted playing time, and on offense, not just special teams. I can’t fault him for that, you want people that want to play.

    The vikings looked at who they had in 2016, decided to not make much effort to keep him and felt comfortable with Stephon Diggs (5th round pick), Adam Thielen (undrafted) and Laquon Treadwell (first rounder with one catch to his name). Speilman clearly wants Treadwell to succeed, so this may be a way of doubling down. Patterson had shown improvement as a receiver plus a willingness to be a gunner on punt coverage which he actually was really good at. I wish him well.

    Of course all this is going to lead to a breakout season for Moritz Böhringer….

  40. randytheraiderloveboy says: Mar 14, 2017 10:06 PM

    I just love Reggie for doing this!!

    Raider men, do you think Reggie is cute? I do!

  41. ohgoshhi says: Mar 15, 2017 1:49 AM

    atthemurph says:
    Mar 14, 2017 3:53 PM
    biggreen68 says:
    Mar 14, 2017 1:17 PM
    Like the signing. It’s primarily a special teams signing.. He’s never had a QB like Carr throwing him the ball, so if….if, he. Can. Catch. The. Ball. Reg will take care of him. In years past, yes, we would’ve broke the bank for a CP84.


    He can’t catch. He can’t run routes. He can’t read a defense.

    He can return kickoffs but in today’s NFL who needs a kick returner? The top guys return fewer than 2 kicks per game and most fewer than one.

    He had one of the highest grades in the NFL this year for percentage of balls caught and difficulty of those catches. He may not be a good route runner and he hasn’t lived up to expectations, but this guy still has a ton of talent that can be tapped into.

    I don’t know why people are saying stuff like Carr is going to turn him into a HOFer though. Carr is Bradford’s equal, at qb this is a lateral move for CP, not a step up.

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