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Patterson excites Vikings as returner, too

Cordarrelle Patterson (Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY)

The Vikings are looking for a new kick returner and they may have one in rookie Cordarrelle Patterson. His return ability is one reason they gave up so much to draft Patterson.

Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer joked that he pulled a hamstring when his Minnesota Vikings drafted receiver Cordarrelle Patterson in the first round. Patterson could be causing pulled hamstrings on the field as much as headaches in the film room if he lives up to his potential as a kickoff returner. Patterson is best known for his receiving skills, a talent that is equally dynamic but... Recommended Stories