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Notebook: Patterson progressing, impressing

Cordarrelle Patterson (Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY)

Cordarrelle Patterson says he still has a long way to go, but he was impressive in his preseason debut, leading the Vikings in receiving. Plus, get a dozen notes that help tell the tale of the game.

Heading into Friday's preseason opener, there was a lot of speculation as to whether rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson would make an impact. As the guy who, whether anyone in the organization wants to admit it or not, was brought in to replace Percy Harvin as a dynamic receiver/returner, all eyes were going to be on him from fans who could be skeptical about replacing a fan favorite... Recommended Stories

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