Patriots Trade For WR/KR Cordarrelle Patterson
The New England Patriots have continued to make moves, connecting with the Oakland Raiders on a trade for wide receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson.
The full details of the deal, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, included the Pats getting a sixth round pick with Patterson, in exchange for a fifth round selection.
The addition of Patterson, who is set to make just over $3 million this season, helps to fill some of the void created by the departure of Danny Amendola.
While Patterson, a former first round pick of the Minnesota Vikings, has had mild success as a receiver, catching 163 passes for 1,625 yards and seven scores over his five-year career, he could also help fill a special teams void created by the departure of running back Dion Lewis.
With Lewis, who was the team's primary kick returner last year, gone in free agency, Patterson should be a top candidate to take over those duties.
Throughout his career, Patterson has returned 153 kicks for 4,613 yards and five touchdowns.