Cordarrelle Patterson headed to Chicago

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Cordarrelle Patterson has agreed to a two-year deal worth $5 million a season with the Bears, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

Patterson, who turns 28 next week, had a productive season in 2018 with the Patriots. He caught 21 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for 228 yards and a touchdown on 42 carries and returned 23 kickoffs for a 28.8 yards average and one touchdown.

The Vikings made Patterson a first-round pick in 2013. He twice made Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors as a returner.

He spent 2017 in Oakland, but the Raiders traded him to the Patriots almost a year ago to the day.

42 responses to “Cordarrelle Patterson headed to Chicago

  1. Really not happy to see him back in the division in anything other than Purple. I was hoping for a reunion. Seeing him twice a year is even worse. Dude is dangerous, even if it is situational.

  2. That’s a shame he as a good weapon for the Pats last year and filled a lot of gaps when other guys were injured.

    He wasn’t worth more than 2-3 million in the Pats cap model though, can’t blame him for going for the green.

  3. Bears near dead lay in the return department. Will help in that department for sure. Solid signing for them…

  4. He did good while he was with the Pats, good luck to him can’t blame him for taking the deal. Not a huge loss for the Pats as their RB depth should be healthy now and we can use some of that to maybe sign Cobb or Tate or someone that can fill in better as a WR.

  5. I don’t think there’s a player who benefitted more from Belichick’s roles/plans. Not surprised to see him go because, even with all that BB schemed, his use would still be somewhat too limited for the money a SB-winning free agent attracts. Great support player yes but not at that money, and Bears’ll have to plan very hard to make as much use of him. Congrats, thanks & good luck.

  6. Solid replacement of the Kevin White roster spot. I trust Nagy will get the most out of this kid and he’ll have a season at least on par with what he did last year in NE. He’s a frustrating player though… you definitely see the first round pedigree in his game now and then but he can’t seem to put it all together.

  7. I love what the Bears are doing so far in free agency. Three nice additions at reasonably low prices. No contracts that should hurt them in future years. It will be interesting to see how Matt Nagy uses Patterson.

  8. I just cannot understand why Minnesota let Patterson go but held onto Hands Of Stone Treadwell. I have never seen so many balls bounce off his chest/face mask OR hands, yet still keep a job. Perhaps Tricky Rick Spielman just didn’t want to see another 1st round pick wash out. I think he hits on about 1 first round pick in 5, that gets a second contract (in Minnesota)! I think he just needs to trade away all his first rounders instead of picking guys like, Ponder, Bridgewater, Treadwell, Patterson, Bradford, Kalil, Floyd,

  9. Belichick just did a major FAIL as GM by losing many key Players and striking out in FA.

    Pats are regressing right now and hopefully they rebound before the season starts.

  10. The brain and brawn drain on the Patriots is staggering. But BB will find ways to win again. He already said while hugging Brady during the SB win that they’ll be back again. That’s exciting.

  11. Pats lose talent every year and adjust – but I can’t remember this kind of talent drain. And they have added no one.

    It’s not like they were a dominant team last season. Probably one of the weaker teams they’ve had during the run.

    I keep calling it – I genuinely think that was it. We’ll know for sure in a few months.

  12. Belichick just did a major FAIL as GM by losing many key Players and striking out in FA.

    Pats are regressing right now and hopefully they rebound before the season starts.

    ———————-
    I wouldn’t call him a failure yet.

    Happens every year. Constant churning.

    Remember the collective angst when he let Walker go?

    IBWT

  13. kingthielanscourt: The Vikings let Cordarrelle go because the new kick-off rules probably limit him. Other than that he’s pretty much a running back which we already had. He has trouble running routes so he was limited.
    Treadwell was kept last year cuz his cap hit was a good chunk of his salary & wouldn’t have benefited cutting him money wise.

  14. There must be something wrong with Patterson, because I see a big, powerful guy with elite speed.
    But even on the Pats he had a key drop in the AFCCG, and still was a package player.
    I don’t get why the guy can’t just be given limited routes and concepts, and unleash him. Nobody is that unintelligent.
    But as to Treadwell, he may have not cost much, but he directly contributed to 4 losses with astounding drops. He seems like he could be good, but waiting for it keeps sinking the ship.

  15. If I were a FA I’d be telling my agent to get me to NE on a one year deal. I go there on a moderate contract, get great coaching that maximizes my talents, play on a winning, contending team, get a shot at a ring…..and then leave and get PAID. Just like Patterson, Flowers, Brown, Amendola, Ryan, etc, etc, etc

  16. solo681 says:
    March 12, 2019 at 8:52 pm
    Belichick just did a major FAIL as GM by losing many key Players and striking out in FA.

    Pats are regressing right now and hopefully they rebound before the season starts. Lol when will you guys wake up and smell the toast! 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆✌

  17. I’d take him over Treadwell. He didn’t want to leave the Vikings. He was too close to Wright and it effected his work ethic and route running. Sad.

  18. You’re not serious are you?Every year the Patriots lose key players/front office people and or coaches that the experts deem to valuable to lose. Yet they are always in contention.Ty law, lawyer milloy, Seymour, wilfork, Curtis Martin, Jones, Collins, Welker, Light, Branch, the list is endless. Not to mention the players that retired. Funny how everyone else’s season begins in March and the Patriots season begins in December. You haters spend your money now on your “new gear” I’ll save mine for the new stuff that comes out almost every February.Spread out the salary “cap” so to speak. That superbowl stuff gets expensive.. Hard to explain it to people who do not understand.. It’s a Patriots thing and you would not understand…sorry.

  19. Good pickup for my Bears. I noticed how much bigger he is than when he was in Minnie; he looks like an oak tree. Hopefully he’ll thrive under a creative system like Nagy’s.

  20. That’s a perfect signing for the versatile/shifty offense Nagy wants. Showed he could do just about anything last season.

    Between Davis and Patterson, I think that pretty much signals Howard will be gone before week’s end.

  21. All the Pats running backs were hurt and they put him in the backfield. CPatterson rocked it. Who does that?

  22. I don’t get why the guy can’t just be given limited routes and concepts, and unleash him.

    You don’t think opposing defenses would figure out he only has two routes he can run and shut him down? The guy is a athletic freak but thats all you can say about him. End arounds, screen plays and return game is all he can do.

  23. Great kick returner, but if this guy could actually run a pass route and catch the ball he’d be a perennial pro bowler.

  24. Dont like this at all. Patterson should still be in Minnesota and Treadwell gone. Patterson was never used correctly by the Vikings OCs. I hope he thrives in Chicago unless they play my Vikes. Bears got a good one.

  25. tedmurph says:
    March 13, 2019 at 11:17 am

    All the Pats running backs were hurt and they put him in the backfield. CPatterson rocked it. Who does that?//////
    University of Tennessee and the Vikings both had him in the backfield as well.

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