Patriots gridiron news: Dual-threat Cordarrelle Patterson is coming to New England

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The New England Patriots added Cordarrelle Patterson to an already stacked wide receiving corps.

The New England Patriots lost some great players this offseason. It appears that the front office has woken up and they are firing on all cylinders. Among the numerous moves the Patriots made this weekend the Pats added a speedy, dual-threat receiver in Cordarrelle Patterson.

Patterson isn’t the greatest wide receiver in the league. He has never gotten over 500 receiving yards in a season. In his entire career, he only has 7 touchdowns. Since the Pats did lose Danny Amendola, Patterson can fill his role. Patterson’s speed makes him dangerous in the slot, while his height makes him a better deep ball threat.

Patterson’s best skill is his special teams play. With Dion Lewis leaving, the Patriots needed a kick returner. They now have one of the best in the NFL. In his career, he has 5 touchdowns and is averaging 30 yards per return.

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This move was a no-brainer. The Patriots only gave up a 5th round draft pick and in return, they got Patterson and a 6th round pick. The Pats aren’t giving up an arm and a leg for Patterson. They needed a kick returner and I think he may have a rebirth in New England. Having Tom Brady as your Quarterback can make anyone a good wideout.

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This move also may signal the departure of a Patriots legend. Matthew Slater may not be coming back. He has looked at other teams and Patterson could take over his role. Patterson has recently been a gunner on kicks and we know how much Bill Belichick loves special teams.

Slater was never a great wide receiver, but he was a fan favorite. He was great on special teams and was a great leader in the locker room. You could see his passion every time he stepped foot on the field.

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With the New England Patriots getting Patterson, they got a dual-threat player. He will be great on special teams, and will probably improve as a wide receiver thanks to Brady. The Pats are stacked at the wide receiver position which is always great when you have the best quarterback in NFL history.