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WR Cordarrelle Patterson - Oakland Raiders

6-2, 216Born: 3-17-1991College: TennesseeDrafted: Round 1, pick 29

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General News (Tue Jan 31): Impending free-agent Cordarrelle Patterson said he would love to play running back next season and just wants the ball in his hand as much as possible.

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Recent Stats and Projections

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17 vs CHI 24 0 0 0 2 1 39 0 0 3.9

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 17 vs CHI (2 / 1 / 39 / 0 rec)

On Patterson's one catch, he got a bit of separation down the sideline and then made a nice adjustment on a slightly underthrown ball for a 39-yard gain.

2016 Week 16 vs GB (4 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)

Patterson didn't touch the ball on returns Saturday, as the team opted to go with Adam Thielen and tight end David Morgan. He saw a limited role on passing downs, mostly in the second half and with limited success. His role seems to have been reduced across the board lately and it's unclear what, if anything, that bodes for his future.

2016 Week 15 vs IND (8 / 5 / 49 / 0 rec)

Patterson did a nice job overall, helping out when Adam Thielen was injured and left the game with a neck injury. He was the wide open checkdown on a 12-yard play where he caught the ball near the line of scrimmage and took it for a first down. Patterson also was wide open on a terrible throw by Sam Bradford in the red zone in the third quarter, as the quarterback missed him wide. Patterson finished his day with a really nice 19-yard catch and run late in the game, as he caught the ball on a short out, then slipped a pair of tackles to add on some extra yards.

2016 Week 14 vs JAX (4 / 3 / 18 / 0 rec)

Patterson was mostly an option on very short plays where the defender was on top of him right as he made his catch. He did have what could have been a first down catch knocked away by a defender before he could secure it in the third quarter as well.

2016 Week 13 vs DAL (3 / 2 / 10 / 0 rec, 2 / 6 / 0 rush)

Patterson started off his night by getting flagged for offensive pass interference. He was called to run the ball once, and otherwise only saw a handful of targets on shorter routes.

2016 Week 12 vs DET (5 / 5 / 15 / 0 rec, 1 / 22 / 0 rush)

Patterson didn't see much use on a day when his run-after-the-catch ability should have been a huge factor. Instead, the lack of a vertical game allowed the defense to stay close to the line of scrimmage, limiting Patterson's ability both to get open initially as well as make anything happen after the catch. The combination capped Patterson's opportunities and his production.

2016 Week 11 vs ARI (8 / 4 / 53 / 0 rec)

With Patrick Peterson on top of Stefon Diggs, Patterson led the team in targets, but his biggest impact was on special teams where he was able to score the longest kick return touchdown in Vikings history. On that play we saw everything Patterson is capable of with the ball in his hands--his vision of the field, ability to find holes, the athleticism to get through them and the breakaway speed to get away from defenders. The Vikings continue to get him involved and often it seems as if he is one juke away from a huge gain, but he catches so many balls short that it's rare for it to happen.

2016 Week 10 vs WAS (4 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)

After a brief burst of production, Patterson has seen his targets throttled back quite a bit. One thing stands out in his targets and that is the offense not trying to get him the ball in space. For all of Norv Turner's issues, when he used Patterson, he got the ball to him when he had room to move and make tacklers miss. Most of Patterson's routes seem more traditional, which is a good sign in terms of Patterson doing more actual receiver work, but odd considering how dynamic he can be with the ball in his hands.

2016 Week 9 vs DET (8 / 6 / 45 / 0 rec)

Patterson seemed to be the forgotten man last week against the Chicago Bears, but new offensive coordinator used him a bunch against the Lions. Patterson was consistent in catching the ball, save for one, huge drop which would have been a game changing touchdown along the back of the end zone. On the play the ball was a little high so it would make it over the defense, and Patterson did a great job extending his body to get his hands on the ball but couldn't hang on instead dropping a potential game winning touchdown. Patterson had mental error as well where he was flagged for offensive pass interference and cost the team a solid Jerick McKinnon catch and run for a first down. It was good to see him involved in the gameplan again, but he has to stop with the mental errors, which cost the Vikings twice Sunday.

2016 Week 8 vs CHI (3 / 3 / 36 / 0 rec)

After three games in a row with six or more targets (resulting in 19 catches for 144 yards and two touchdowns) the Vikings oddly never got Patterson the ball until late in the game. Considering the damage he can do on short passes and the frequency of defenders blowing up the offensive line, one would have thought this was a good time for offensive coordinator Norv Turner to go back to that well. He made a nice play to get a first down in the fourth quarter on his second catch, but his final catch came on the last play of the game and resulted in a half-hearted catch and run for a first down but nowhere near the 98 yards the team needed to score.

2016 Week 5 vs HOU (6 / 4 / 39 / 1 rec, 1 / 7 / 0 rush)

While he continues to be in the backfield on occasion and be involved with gadget plays, Patterson has found himself more and more frequently out on routes. Those routes have noticeably improved and he is playing with more confidence than we have seen before. On his touchdown, a 9-yard reception in the fourth quarter, the defender actually had fairly good positon on Patterson, but the receiver fought for the ball and aggressively took it. Patterson may finally be morphing into the receiver and weapon the Vikings had thought they drafted in the first round a few years back.

2016 Week 4 vs NYG (6 / 5 / 38 / 0 rec, 1 / 2 / 0 rush)

Just as we'd given up hope (and perhaps long past for some people), Patterson sees a large amount of work in a game. First Patterson showed off his elusiveness and ability after the catch on a screen pass he took for 21 yards. Then he took a post route into the end zone and drew a pass interference call, setting up the team for the first touchdown of the game. The team used Patterson as a running back, as part of a WildCat package as well as a receiver all to good effect. Patterson even showed some solid route running (something he has not done before), making sure he got the first down marker before turning to catch the ball. Offensive coordinator tried hard to get the ball into Patterson's hands quickly and let the receiver show off his athleticism and speed to gain extra yards.

2016 Week 3 vs CAR (1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)

Patterson remains a kick returner for the most part and not much else, though he did show some of the skills the Vikings thought he had when they took him in the first round in 2013. On his singular target and catch, Patterson caught a short dump pass at the line of scrimmage. He broke an initial tackle and turned upfield and then dragged two more players for a couple more yards before getting brought down. That sort of ability after the catch makes it puzzling why he isn't involved more with short passes, but nobody in Minnesota seems to be able to come up with a way to take advantage of his ability in the system they have.

2016 Week 2 vs GB (0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec, 1 / -2 / 0 rush)

Patterson continues to just be a kick returner, though he did carry the ball once in the fourth quarter with Adrian Peterson out.

2016 Week 1 vs TEN (1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec, 1 / 8 / 0 rush)

Patterson continues to do very little offensively and is only a weapon only when returning kicks.

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Latest News

Raiders | Cordarrelle Patterson to see offensive snaps (Wed Mar 29, 06:02 PM) - Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson will have a role in the offense next season, according to head coach Jack Del Rio.

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Raiders | Oakland WR recruiting Adrian Peterson (Sat Mar 18, 10:26 PM) - Oakland Raiders WR Cordarrelle Patterson has been trying to recruit free-agent RB Adrian Peterson via Twitter, telling Peterson to 'join the dark side.'

Our View: Peterson is an option for the Raiders, but it depends on whether or not Marshawn Lynch comes out of retirement.
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