Patriots Reportedly Trade For WR Cordarrelle Patterson

Ruben Hill
March 19, 2018

The Patriots added to their depth chart at receiver Sunday, acquiring wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson from the Raiders, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Patterson never turned into the wide receiver the Vikings expected and left as a free agent for Oakland after the 2016 season.

News of Patterson's trade to the Patriots was broke by Pardon My Take. Oakland now owns five picks in the sixth round of April's draft. However, he is an outstanding returner, leading the National Football League in kickoff returns (28.3 yards per return) last season. New England's fifth round draft pick has moved hands multiple times already after the Patriots acquired it from the Browns for Danny Shelton, who acquired the pick from Kansas City for Cameron Erving. He could fill Patterson's spot on Oakland's roster.

Patterson, whom the Patriots could use nearly exclusively on returns, is coming off a season in which he caught 31 passes for 309 yards and rushed for 121 yards. Former Oakland offensive coordinator Todd Downing used Patterson in various ways last season as one of the team's most dynamic offensive threats.

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