The Patriots added to their depth chart at receiver Sunday, buying vast receiver Cordarrelle Patterson from the Raiders, in response to NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport.
The report additionally indicated the Pats will trade their fifth-spherical decide within the upcoming NFL Draft for the Raiders’ sixth-spherical decide.
Patterson caught 31 passes for 309 yards in his first season with the Raiders final yr. He is by no means lived as much as expectations because the Vikings drafted him within the first spherical (No. 29 general) out of Tennessee in 2013. Nevertheless, he is an impressive returner, main the NFL in kickoff returns (28.three yards per return) final season.
However the Patriots have a knack for turning journeyman receivers into stars, so this can be a good profession transfer for Patterson. It is also an excellent transfer for the Pats, who’ve discovered the final couple of seasons which you can by no means have too many high quality receivers after Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski confronted accidents.