Cordarrelle Patterson had a few highlight plays in the preseason. His exhibition opener against the Redskins Patterson was brilliant, and in the game against the Eagles he rang in four of his seven targets for 51 yards.
The wide out also found the end zone of the 11-yard touchdown. The score featured a nice juke move that freed him to run 11 yards and six points. So, yes, Cordarrelle Patterson had a bunch of bright moments this preseason.
He also showed off his strength and speed on the 63-yard touchdown catch and run. Patterson managed to bring in a pass from Tom Brady, broke off a tackle and then went down the field towards the end zone. This could easily be the play of the preseason, but officials said the wide out stepped out of bounds, and held the play to a 23 yard gain.
“I’m a playmaker, man. I make plays. That’s what I do. I’ve been doing it my whole life. Every time I get the ball in my hands, I feel like I need to make a play for my team,” Patterson said.
Patterson joined the Patriots after the team traded for him with the Oakland Raiders. He was known as a superb kick returner that really couldn’t find his footing in his receiving game.
Patterson had his best seasons as pass catcher in his first and final years of the tenure with the Vikings. He saw about 70 targets and brought in 45 of them.
Last season, the Raiders used him as a gadget player on offense. Patterson caught 31 of his 42 targets for 309 yards, and rushed for 121 yards and 2 touchdowns.
When it comes to his play with the Pats, Patterson will have to learn a few more things, including his relationship with quarterback Tom Brady.