Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Vikings' picks: 1/29 - Cordarrelle Patterson, WR, 6-2, 215, Tennessee...An electric playmaker that the Vikings believe can be, in time, the kind of versatile weapon that Percy Harvin was as a receiver, runner and kick returner. With little of note behind Greg Jennings at receiver, the Vikings will use the raw Patterson as a deep threat and kick returner right off the bat. Having played only one year of major college football after a stint in junior college, Patterson will need a year to mature as a route runner. - The Sports Xchange
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10/02/17 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson led the Raiders with six catches against Denver but for only 33 yards.
09/18/17 - WR Cordarelle Patterson scored on a 43-yard touchdown run Sunday.
08/29/17 - WR/KOR Cordarrelle Patterson, signed primarily to be a kickoff returner, has talked of always having a green light. He got his first two chances of the preseason against Dallas and failed to reach the 20-yard line on each returning kicks from six and eight yards deep in the end zone.
"We have an approach each week," coach Jack Del Rio said. "We're glad he's here and we're glad he likes to bring it out. It's always a threat. He'll decide what we want to do when we get to game planning."
Patterson also caught a 17-yard touchdown pass and saw some time playing as a slot receiver with Seth Roberts sitting out the trip with an illness.
"It's just fun being out here," Patterson said. "I'm enjoying myself coming out each day and competing with these guys."
08/24/17 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson, the expected to be the Raiders kickoff return specialist, has not returned a kickoff through two preseason games.
03/14/17 - WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson signed a free agent contract with the Raiders on Monday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Last season, Patterson finished with a career-high 52 catches for 453 yards and two touchdowns with the Vikings and was named to his second All-Pro First Team as a kick returner.
Patterson averaged 31.7 yards per kick return and led the NFL for the third time in four seasons. He totaled 25 kickoff returns for 792 yards and one touchdown.
01/02/17 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson had one return for 35 yards while winning the kick return title for an NFL-record third time. He finished with an average of 31.7 yards. Second place belonged to Bengals rookie Alex Erickson at 27.9.
12/28/16 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson leads the NFL in kick return average (31.5) and is on pace to lead the league in that category for the third time in his four seasons.
11/21/16 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson returned the second-half kickoff for a 104-yard score in Minnesota's 30-24 victory over the Cardinals. "When I saw the hole open up, a truck could've got through there," Patterson said. "With my speed, how those guys trust me, once I hit the hole, they feel like I'm going to score and I feel like I'm going to score too. That's the confidence we have on special teams. Every game, just go out and dominate."
It was one of two 100-plus-yard plays for Minnesota in the game. The Vikings became the first team since the Dallas Cowboys in 1962 to have two 100-plus-yard touchdowns in the same game.
11/21/16 - KR Cordarrelle Patterson's 104-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was the fifth of his career, tying the team record set by Percy Harvin. It also was the fourth-longest in franchise history. Patterson has three of the four longest kick returns in franchise history, including the longest (109).
11/16/16 - WR Cordarrelle Patterson has had at least three catches in a career-high six straight games. A year ago, the former first-round draft pick had only two catches for 10 yards. This season, he's one of four Vikings with at least 30 catches. He has 30 for 256 yards and two touchdowns.