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Relief for Vikings as Patterson’s Injury is Likely Minor

Breaths were held after Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson left the team’s first training camp practice yesterday with an unspecified injury. Luckily, it does not seem to be a bad as some people had speculated.

The young Vikings receiver is expected to recover from this minor setback rather quickly. This is good news for both Minnesota and Patterson, who has received plenty of praise this offseason for the improvement he has been showing on the field as a receiver.

This is an important year for Patterson, who has yet to live up to the expectations he was given in 2013 when the Vikings selected him in the first round of the NFL Draft. Minnesota opted to not pick up the receiver’s fifth-year option this offseason, so this could potentially be his last season in purple.

After a thrilling rookie season in which Patterson scored nine touchdowns, he has only had two offensive touchdowns in the past two seasons combined. The last time he caught a touchdown pass was back in Week 7 of 2014 when Minnesota fell to the Buffalo Bills 17-16.

That is 27 straight weeks without an offensive touchdown if anyone is counting.

Although Patterson has continued to produce and score touchdowns as a kick returner during his NFL career, the Vikings did not draft him to return kicks. They drafted him to catch passes.

If he does not pan out as a wide receiver in 2016, the player known as ‘Flash’ may have to take his talents elsewhere next season.

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Adam Patrick

Adam has been rooting for the Vikings ever since he saw Randall Cunningham win NFC Special Teams Player of the week in 1997. Since his career sports highlights include 3rd place at 5th Grade Golf Camp and catching a ball during a soccer game (he was not playing goalie), Adam turned to writing. He considers himself a 'Vikings Realist' as he does not shy away from criticizing the purple and gold if necessary. He will not always write about the popular topics, but his goal is to provide readers with content they cannot find anywhere else. Follow him on Twitter @Str8_Cash_Homey

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  1. I have been a Vikings fan since the 70 s. I am extreamly excited about this team. The ” i have hope ” seems very different with this team. Probably the best team i have seen over all. From offense to defence to special teams. I believe we can win the Super Bowl with this team . I have never been this confident in the Vikings. Injuries have always been there , but Vikings have good back up players to. There a complete team. Cordell paterson gave us a scare in 1st practice. I also believe he is going to have a great year , watch. God bless this team , us fans , and a good Super Bowl journey. Viking fans get excited !!! ?? Here come this great team cause we are going to win a Super Bowl this year !!! Vikings !!! Skol !!! Peace Vikings fans.

  2. I too see greatness in this team. Being a philly boy and a Vikings fan since 68. This team is STACK!!! This team will be a POWERHOUSE for years to come. SKOL!! VIKINGS!! P.S. EAGLES SUCK!! LOL

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