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Cook believes Patterson is ‘elite' already

Cordarrelle Patterson (Bruce Kluckhohn/USA TODAY)

Cornerback Chris Cook spent a fair amount of time covering rookie receiver Cordarrelle Patterson in practices and came away impressed.

Chris Cook has spent much of his first three seasons – when he has been healthy – covering some of the best and biggest receivers the NFL has to offer. Two of them, Detroit's Calvin Johnson and Chicago's Brandon Marshall, reside in the NFC North, forcing Cook to face them twice a year. Johnson is 6-foot-5 and 236 pounds, about as big as elite receivers come in the NFL. Marshall is 6-foot-4 and...

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