Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) returns a kickoff against the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers win 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Cordarrelle Patterson expected to be with first string offense

Wide receiver and punt specialist Cordarrelle Patterson in my opinion will become one of the best return specialists this game has seen since the arrival of Devin Hester and Deion Sanders.

This season Patterson has nearly 900 return yards with two touchdowns, his longest being 109 in his rookie year.

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, the Vikings 29th overall draft pick will be lined up with the first team offense this weekend against a tough Seattle Seahawks defense.

With Patterson’s speed, he should be able to get free from Seattles press coverage once in awhile and pick up some big yardage if they happen to go his way. Veteran wide receivers Jerome Simpson and Greg Jennings are expected to play on Sunday with Jennings being the primary receiver of course.

I believe next season Patterson will more than likely become Minnesota’s primary ‘X’ receiver with the possible departure of Jerome Simpson. Simpson has gotten himself in trouble with the police on Saturday and was officially charged with a DWI.

Simpson could be facing prison time.

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