Cordarrelle Patterson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Vikings to exercise options for Rhodes, Floyd; will not pick up Patterson's

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings have until the end of the day today to officially exercise the fifth-year options for their three 2013 first-round draft picks — Sharrif Floyd, Xavier Rhodes and Cordarrelle Patterson. But this morning, they informed those players about their intentions, if they hadn’t..." May 02

  • Can the Vikings do more for Cordarrelle Patterson? "Late February through August is quickly taking on a Groundhog Day effect in Minnesota. Each and every ar, it seems like coaches and executives are asked the same question: Can we do more for Cordarrelle Patterson? "I leave that up to the coaches, that's their decision," general manager Rick..." February 19

  • Patterson trying to remain positive despite plummeting down depth chart

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Cordarrelle Patterson, who first lost his starting job this time a year ago, is trying to stay positive despite plummeting down the depth chart. “I know my ability. I know what I can do. I’ve just got to control what I can control,” he said today. “When my opportunities come, I’ve got to make..." November 06

  • Cordarrelle Patterson isn’t on the trade block

    Pro Football Talk "As the trade deadline approaches, the names circulating as possible candidates to change teams are, in most cases, not going anywhere. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, receiver Cordarrelle Patterson isn’t available. It’s a bit of a surprise, given that the 2013 first-round pick..." November 02

  • Cordarrelle Patterson isn’t on the trade block

    Pro Football Talk "As the trade deadline approaches, the names circulating as possible candidates to change teams are, in most cases, not going anywhere. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, receiver Cordarrelle Patterson isn’t available. It’s a bit of a surprise, given that the 2013 first-round pick..." November 02

  • Vikings WR Patterson putting in work in hopes of bounce-back season

    Fox Sports North "Cordarrelle Patterson arrived on the NFL scene in spectacular fashion, a versatile playmaker who was a first-round draft pick after a big trade, complete with his "Flash" nickname and the game to match. The early talk centered on why the flashy receiver wasn't making a bigger impact as a..." May 21

  • Vikings' Patterson works with 'Hell's trainer' to improve

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Cordarrelle Patterson spent four long weeks of the biggest offseason of his young career at the beach. But it’s definitely not what you have in mind. The third-year wide receiver traveled to San Francisco this winter to work out with the mystery man “Men’s Health” magazine once dubbed “Hell’s..." May 06

  • Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson: 'This year is going to make me or break me'

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Several of the Vikings' top offensive players went to Southern California. Cordarrelle Patterson headed to Northern California. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, tight end Kyle Rudolph, running back Jerick McKinnon and wide receiver Charles Johnson were among players who got together for workouts..." April 28

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Spoke to Cordarelle Patterson's agent who has been in close contact w/MIN. Rumors of Patterson being shopped are patently false Branion said

  • Vikings attempting to move Cordarrelle Patterson

    247 Sports "This offseason Cordarrelle Patterson was supposed to have time to learn the offense, since it was the first time playing in the same system for more than a year. That may be about to change. Per a report from the Miami Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly, the Vikings are trying to move Patterson, but for..." March 12

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    Brian Hall @MNBrianHall

    Zimmer on podium: "We have to do a better job of manufacturing touches" for Cordarrelle Patterson.

  • Should Cordarrelle Patterson be Demoted?

    Daily Norseman "The past two weeks Vikings fans have seen the emergence of free agent wide receiver Charles Johnson. Against the Bears he was targeted a team high 7 times and caught 6 of those targets for 87 yards. Despite playing only 25 of the team's 47 snaps on offense against the Bears, he was the most..." November 25

  • Cordarrelle Patterson: 'I know I'm letting a lot of people down'

    ESPN "It's become apparent during his second season with the Minnesota Vikings that Cordarrelle Patterson still has plenty to learn about the finer points of playing receiver. That learning process has limited his involvement in the offense when the Vikings aren't manufacturing as many touches for him..." November 20

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    Matt Vensel @mattvensel

    Mike Zimmer said he expects Cordarrelle Patterson to practice all week, so he's fine. #Vikings

  • Cordarrelle Patterson hasn't lobbied for more carries "Minnesota's Cordarrelle Patterson was one of the juiciest stories coming out of Week 1 after the freakishly athletic wideout tortured the Rams with three carries for 102 yards on the ground. In the two games since, the Adrian Peterson-free Vikings have handed Patterson the rock only once. With..." September 26

  • Patriots' Belichick says he has no regrets about trade that helped the Vikings score Patterson

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "During last year’s NFL draft, the Vikings, hot and heavy for Tennessee wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, traded four picks to the New England Patriots to trade back into the first round for him. A year later, with the teams meeting on Sunday, it looks like the deal worked out for both..." September 11

  • Greg Jennings continues to work with Cordarrelle Patterson

    ESPN "Before the Minnesota Vikings had their first team meeting with new coach Mike Zimmer and his staff in April, Greg Jennings found Cordarrelle Patterson to deliver an updated version of the message he'd sent to receiver throughout his rookie season. Jennings, who had already been in town and had..." June 23

  • Pro Bowl eliminates kickoffs, so Cordarrelle is snubbed

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson had a brilliant season returning kickoffs. Patterson led the league with 1,342 kickoff return yards (only Devin Hester was even within 400 yards of Patterson’s total). Patterson led the league with 33.5 yards per return. Patterson was the only kickoff returner..." December 28

  • Patterson approaching return record

    ESPN "If he's able to return one kickoff for just four yards on Sunday, Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson will break the Minnesota Vikings' record for kickoff return yards in a single season. Special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer didn't know about it until his son mentioned it to him this week. But..." December 26

  • Cordarrelle Patterson's role to increase for Vikings "Jerome Simpson's recent DWI arrest might be just the opening that talented rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson needs to finally crack the Minnesota Vikings' starting lineup. The local media expect Simpson to be benched in favor of Patterson after coach Leslie Frazier dropped hints..." November 16

  • Vikings' Patterson ready to start, but hold those Harvin comparisons

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Cordarrelle Patterson has heard people compare his talent and skill set to that of Percy Harvin since the night the Vikings selected him with the 29th overall pick in the NFL draft this past spring. Enough already, the rookie wide receiver said Wednesday. “I’m me, I can’t be nobody else,”..." November 14

  • Peyton Manning, Jimmy Graham win players of month "The NFL has announced its players of the month and one honoree comes as no surprise. Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is the AFC's player of September after torching opponents with 16 touchdowns. Manning hasn't thrown a pick in four games and he hasn't appeared mortal either. We..." October 03

  • Vikings eager to get Patterson in on the action

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The New England Patriots received four draft picks to step aside and let the Vikings select Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson with the 29th pick in this year’s NFL draft. With the third of those four picks from the Vikings the Patriots selected a receiver of their own in Josh Boyce of..." September 19

  • Vikings rookie Cordarrelle Patterson waiting for chances on offense

    Fox Sports North "Cordarrelle Patterson's talent as a receiver and runner in the draft was rivaled only by Tavon Austin and enticed the Minnesota Vikings to draft Patterson in the first round. The expectation was Patterson would provide an immediate impact as a returner while developing as a receiver. The..." September 13

  • Moss: Vikings giving Cordarrelle Patterson No. 84 is “disrespectful”

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is wearing the No. 84 jersey that Randy Moss used to wear in Minnesota. Moss has a problem with that. Moss now a commentator for FOX said on this morning’s pregame show that he thinks it was disrespectful to give a player who hasn’t accomplished..." September 08

  • Vikings first-round pick Patterson working into WR mix

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Five days into training camp the pecking order at receiver remains in deference to the veterans. Running a majority of three-receiver sets the Vikings have stuck with Jerome Simpson Greg Jennings and second-year pro Jarius Wright in the slot. Rookie first-round draft pick Cordarrelle Patterson..." August 01

  • Vikings sign all three first-round picks

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Vikings agreed to terms with all three of their unsigned first-round picks. Sharrif Floyd the 23rd overall pick in the draft; Xavier Rhodes No. 25 overall; and Cordarrelle Patterson (29th) all signed and are headed to Mankato this afternoon. The Vikings players report between noon and 4..." July 25