Skip to main content

3 places Cordarrelle Patterson could go if he leaves the Vikings

Will the Vikings sign Cordarrelle Patterson, or where will he go?

The national media has already spent a lot of time wondering where Adrian Peterson might play in 2017 and he's not even a free agent – yet.

However, there's another Vikings playmaker about to become a free agent that no one is talking about – Cordarrelle Patterson.

Patterson is still very much an unknown after his first four seasons in the NFL. He's had two years where he has shown all kinds of promise, and two seasons where he nearly disappeared.

While the Vikings have not indicated if they intend to re-sign Patterson, there appears to be a decent market for him. Here are a few places that he could end up if he's not back in Minnesota.

1. Baltimore Ravens

FanRag thinks Baltimore is by far the best possible landing spot for Patterson outside of Minnesota. Ravens coach John Harbaugh has a special teams background and Patterson would bring a big time kick returner back to Baltimore.

With Steve Smith retiring, Baltimore also has a need at receiver and Patterson would be reunited with Mike Wallace in Baltimore. The pair played together for one season in Minnesota.

2. Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles have a need for a player that matches perfectly with Patterson's skills.

Philadelphia cut ties with their hybrid receiver and kick returner Josh Huff after he was arrested for speeding, marijuana possession and possessing a hand gun in New Jersey.

The blog Inside the Eagles says signing Patterson would give Philadelphia the downfield big playmaker the team needs. The blog also points out that he could help fill the void if Darren Sproles retires after the 2017 season, because he's played some running back.

3. Buffalo Bills

Like the other two teams on this list Buffalo has needs both on special teams and at receiver. Patterson has indicated that playing time is really important for him, so Buffalo might offer even more opportunity for him than the other two spots.

Buffalo's leading receiver from last year Robert Woods is a free agent, there'd be a huge hole opposite of Sammy Watkins, which would maybe give Patterson a chance to start.

The Bills also haven't had a kickoff or punt returned for a touchdown since 2014 – something Patterson could definitely help with.

Next Up

Bar beer

Study: Excessive drinking cost Minnesotans almost $8 billion in 2019

The study was published by the Minnesota Department of Health Thursday.

Disney+

Price of Disney+ is going up, unless you want ads

The ad-free version of Disney+ will increase from $7.99 per month to $10.99 per month, effective Dec. 8.

SuspectsWantedMOAShooting

Mall of America shooting suspects arrested in Chicago

The two suspects were spotted leaving a barber shop.

Flickr - minneapolis police officer close-up belt camera - Tony Webster

Walz: Increased state law enforcement presence to stay in Twin Cities

A multi-agency effort to curb crime will go on until further notice.

SuspectsWantedMOAShooting

Bloomington PD to provide update on Mall of America shooting investigation

There's unconfirmed reports the suspected gunman and an accomplice have been arrested.

Screen Shot 2022-08-11 at 3.14.27 PM

Motorcyclist found dead behind guardrail 6 hours after crash

The crash happened before sunset Wednesday, but no one called 911.

Screen Shot 2022-08-11 at 2.49.44 PM

Strike vote set for 15,000 Minnesota nurses

If the nurses walk off the job, Minnesota would be home to one of the largest nurses strikes in U.S. history.

DSC_8611

Iowa Gov. asks court to lift injunction on 'heartbeat' abortion ban

A court challenge seeks to revive Iowa's abortion ban.

zipper merge, construction

6 transportation projects in Minnesota get $100M federal funding

The projects extend to areas all across the state.

covid

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for the week ending Tuesday, August 9

The number of cases in the latest reporting period dropped compared to the previous week's update.

Related

3 places Cordarrelle Patterson could go if he leaves the Vikings

Will the Vikings sign Cordarrelle Patterson, or where will he go?

Cordarrelle Patterson is still dealing with a concussion

Will the Vikings be without Cordarrelle Patterson Monday night?

Cordarrelle Patterson is still dealing with a concussion

Will the Vikings be without Cordarrelle Patterson Monday night?

Cordarrelle Patterson: Wants to play or 'I'll take my talents elsewhere'

What would it take for the Vikings to hold on to Cordarrelle Patterson? Let him play.

Cordarrelle Patterson: Wants to play or 'I'll take my talents elsewhere'

What would it take for the Vikings to hold on to Cordarrelle Patterson? Let him play.

Report: Vikings division rival wants Cordarrelle Patterson

A report suggests the Chicago Bears want to sign Cordarrelle Patterson.

Report: Vikings division rival wants Cordarrelle Patterson

A report suggests the Chicago Bears want to sign Cordarrelle Patterson.

Cordarrelle Patterson: 'I wake up every morning and just want to cry'

Cordarrelle Patterson can't stand how cold it is in Minnesota right now.