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08/17/16 - WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson, who missed the first preseason game because of a shoulder injury, is expected to play Thursday.
08/02/16 - WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson made a great leaping catch of a deep ball in tight coverage on the Friday, the first day of practice. But he fell hard on his left shoulder, was helped off the field while holding his left arm gingerly and has not returned to practice. Coach Mike Zimmer said it doesn't appear to be anything serious.
07/29/16 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson made a tremendous leaping grab of a deep ball in tight coverage during the team's first practice. But it came at a cost. He landed hard on his shoulder, stayed down for a few moments and walked to the locker room to be examined. He was holding his left arm as he left the field. Coach Mike Zimmer said the injury wasn't to the hand or wrist, but wouldn't elaborate. He said Patterson would be examined further to determine the seriousness of the injury. He said it didn't seem to be a concern.
06/16/16 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson has gained a lot of praise from a coaching staff that hasn't done much of that in recent years. The Vikings declined to pick up Patterson's fifth-year option as a 2012 first-round pick, so he's entering the final year of his rookie deal. An excellent kick returner, Patterson never progressed as a receiver. Last year, the team flat-out gave up on him as a receiver, sticking him on the bench, where he finished the year with only two catches. Patterson is working with the second unit and, by all accounts, is trying very hard and limiting his mental errors. Head coach Mike Zimmer praised Patterson for his commitment this offseason and for finally realizing the importance of running precise and well-timed routes.
11/30/15 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson, the former first-round draft pick, did not play a single offensive snap for the first time since Week 2. He has only two catches for 15 yards on the season.