Cordarrelle Patterson Ready for ‘Make Me or Break Me’ Year


Several of the Vikings’ top offensive players went to Southern California. Cordarrelle Patterson headed to Northern California.

Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, tight end Kyle Rudolph, running back Jerick McKinnon and wide receiver Charles Johnson were among players who got together for workouts last month in suburban Los Angeles. Patterson was scheduled to join them before deciding to go elsewhere.

“I feel like I needed to work on something different from what those guys were doing,” the 24-year-old wide receiver said Monday during the second week of voluntary offseason workouts. “So I went to San Francisco.”

Patterson honed his game there as he tries to bounce back from a disappointing season. After catching 45 passes for 469 yards as a rookie in 2013, many were expecting Patterson to have a breakout season in ’14. Instead, he had just 33 catches for 384 yards while losing his starting job.

“This year is going to make me or break me, and I hope I step up and have a good role in this offense,” Patterson said.

via Chris Tomasson of TwinCities.com

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