FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today that they have acquired WR Cordarrelle (cor-DARE-uhl) Patterson in a trade with the Oakland Raiders. Terms of the trade were not announced.
Patterson, 27, is a veteran of five NFL seasons with the Minnesota Vikings (2013-16) and the Raiders (2017), The 6-foot-2, 220-pounder originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick (29th overall) of Minnesota in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Tennessee. He signed with Oakland as an unrestricted free agent on March 13, 2017. Patterson has played in 80 NFL games with 24 starts and has 163 receptions for 1,625 yards and seven touchdowns, 44 rushing attempts for 454 yards and six touchdowns, 153 kickoff returns for 4,613 yards with five touchdowns and one punt return for nine yards.
Last season in Oakland, Patterson played in all 16 games with two starts and caught 31 passes for 309 yards, had 13 rushing attempts for 121 yards and two touchdowns and returned 19 kicks for 538 yards.