RUMOR: Cordarrelle Patterson on Trade Block? Sort Of (UPDATE: Denials)

UPDATE: And here we go—

I’ve said before that I’m not the biggest fan of Omar Kelly, but neither do I think he’s a liar. I’ll also stand by what I’ve heard. I think the truth is still that the Vikings entertained an offer, but anything would have to be high before they part ways with him. It sounds like any offer they heard was not high enough, so they don’t plan on trading him.

Which is to say, like any team, the Vikings want to know what their assets are worth. In this case, that doesn’t mean they shopped him or tried to get rid of him, but simply heard what someone else was willing to provide.


According to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, receiver Cordarrelle Patterson is being shopped around actively by the Vikings for a trade:

Later, Pete Bercich—former Minnesota Vikings linebacker and color commentator on the Vikings Radio Network—followed it up with this:

Hearing back from a set of sources on this, I’ve heard conflicting stories. One told me that the Vikings were actively seeking to move him, but would not do so at a low price. That source tells me the Vikings are frustrated with his development as a receiver and want to explore the value he has an asset instead of as a receiver.

The other told me that the Vikings, like Bercich said, are only sending out “feelers” and attempting to gauge his value. They may be willing to move him, but aren’t working the phones to do it. That second take accords with what Ben Goessling of ESPN said:

The language I’m hearing from people on this one is not as strong as the Peterson report we published earlier suggests. My feeling on this is that Goessling and Bercich are closer to the truth: the Vikings are looking to see what a trade could fetch, but at the moment aren’t moving hard on it.

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    1. I’m all in on trading Peterson but I would not send him where he wants to go. It’s who will give us the best trade value. As far as Patterson goes give him one more season we have just added the WR from Miami and we could draft Devante Parker so if Patterson does not show signs of improvement we could even move him during the year.

  1. I imagine it would have to be to a team that either thinks THEY can develop Patterson into a full-blown wide receiver or one that sees him as a combination slot receiver – he wouldn’t be the first big man to play in the slot by a long shot – kick returner and runner.

  2. I think we can file this one under the -‘Everything I have is for sale’ category. While we’re on the subject, has team reached out to CC or anybody else to help our 1st round investment with some after school tutoring?

  3. …every time I’ve heard the kid talk he sounds like a good guy, says the right things, gives the impression he’d be receptive to the extra attention

  4. yea..maybe they are trading him after they sign Rahim Moore which would be right after they frantically tried to trade Peterson..weeks ago…before teams like Buffalo, Philly, and Indy paid stupid money for lesser backs. Maybe they are waiting to get a player in a trade that fits their specific height, weight, long jump metric…