Packers news: Cordarrelle Patterson fuels rumors of signing with Green Bay

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Cordarrelle Patterson’s Twitter activity is leading some to believe he’s planning to sign with the Green Bay Packers.

Most of the big fish are already gone in NFL free agency, but there are still holes to fill on every roster and plenty of available free agents who can do it.

Former Chicago Bears wide receiver and return specialist Cordarrelle Patterson is one such player, and his recent activity on Twitter suggests a move to another NFC North team could be in the works here soon.

As The Athletic beat writer Matt Schneidman pointed out on Twitter, Patterson has been liking tweets mentioning that it’d be “amazing” if he joined the Green Bay Packers:

Cordarrelle Patterson fuels the fire of Packers rumors

An eight-year veteran, Patterson would bring a lot to the table for the Packers’ return game, which, as Schneidman notes, has been “dead as a doorknob.”

Last year in Chicago, the 30-year-old receiver caught 21 passes for 132 yards and zero touchdowns over 16 games. In the return game, he returned 35 kicks for 1,017 yards, including one touchdown that went for 104 yards. That particular return was the longest in Bears franchise history, and it was his eighth career touchdown on kick returns, tying him with Josh Cribbs and Leon Washington for the all-time lead in NFL history.

Last year, the Packers as a team returned 33 kicks for only 623 yards and zero touchdowns.

It’s clear to see why Green Bay fans would be eager to add a player who could help fix one of this team’s glaring deficiencies, and it’s also clear why Patterson might be interested in joining an NFC powerhouse after spending the last two seasons in Chicago.

Whether it’s just wishful thinking or an indication of something more serious in the works, keep an eye out for a potential union between the Packers and this useful free agent.

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