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Jennings says Patterson confident, ready

Cordarrelle Patterson (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update)

Veteran Greg Jennings testified to the readiness of rookie Cordarrelle Patterson, pointing out where he has improved, his strengths, and hoping the young receiver isn't over-coached.

Cordarrelle Patterson is expected to see an increased role in the Vikings offense this week. Patterson, the third of three Vikings first-round picks this year, hasn't been a focal point of the offense yet because he plays the same receiver position, split end, as veteran Jerome Simpson. But Simpson was charged with two counts of DWI this week and could have his playing time reduced because of...

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