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Cordarrelle Patterson named to PFWA’s All-NFL team as kick returner

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Cordarrelle Patterson can add another accolade to his impressive rookie season as he’s been named to the Pro Football Writers Association’s All-NFL and All-NFC teams.

Patterson, 22, was named as a kick returner after he led the NFL in kickoff return average (32.4) and return touchdowns (2). He became the only […]

Browns reportedly sign Willis McGahee to fill void at running back

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

To replace recently traded running back Trent Richardson, the Cleveland Browns have signed free agent Willis McGahee, according to various reports.

The Broncos cut McGahee, 31, in June. He needed to pass a physical, which he reportedly did Thursday.

The only other running back on the Browns roster before the trade was Bobby […]

Patterson’s playing time to get ‘rectified’

Cordarrelle Patterson (Andrew Weber/USA TODAY) By John Holler VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 17, 2013 Share on twitter Share on facebook | More Sharing ServicesMore One of the Vikings’ most exciting playmakers, as he proved Sunday, was once again sidelined for more than 90 percent of the offensive plays. Leslie Frazier sounded determined to change that […]

Vikings Drop Heartbreaker In Chicago, 31-30

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

I used to be able to say that “I haven’t seen it all,” then I watched the Vikings drop a heartbreaker to the Bears on Sunday afternoon. Any possible way that a team could score a touchdown (or shoot themselves in the foot), the Bears and Vikings did […]

Notebook: Vikings Locked and loaded on Hester

Devin Hester (Rob Grabowski/USA TODAY) By Tim Yotter VikingUpdate.com Posted Sep 12, 2013 The Vikings have the ultimate respect for Devin Hester’s return ability and they should. Now they get to face him with a rookie punter. Devin Hester still has it.

That’s the assessment of the Chicago Bears punt and kick returner offered […]

FIVE Position Battles To Watch During Preseason Game #4

Photo – Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – The fourth preseason game in the NFL isn’t accompanied by all of the pomp and circumstance that the previous three possessed. Leading up to the final preseason bout, you never know what you’re going to get. In preseason […]

Cordarrelle Patterson, four others still in the mix for punt returner

MANKATO, Minn. — There are still four players in the mix to compete with Minnesota Vikings incumbent punt returner Marcus Sherels for the starting job.

Receivers Jarius Wright, Stephen Burton, Cordarrelle Patterson and cornerback Bobby Felder will be in the rotation to return punts for Friday’s preseason game at the Buffalo Bills, along with Sherels.

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Training camp Day 2 quick hits: Patterson ‘top option’ on kick returns

Notes and observations from Day 2 of Vikings training camp

• Minnesota Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer called rookie Cordarrelle Patterson his “top option” at kick returner this season.

“It makes me feel pretty good,” Patterson said after Saturday’s practice. “Shows [Priefer] has a lot of confidence in me. If he feels I can […]