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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not attain out to working help, large receiver and returner Cordarrelle Patterson about signing with them this offseason, per ESPN's Jenna Laine:
A chain of Bucs fans on here had expressed ardour in signing Cordarrelle Patterson, who returns to the Falcons on a two-one year deal. I’m told the Bucs did not attain out to him.
Patterson agreed to re-signal with the Atlanta Falcons on a two-one year deal, per the Atlanta Journal-Structure's D. Orlando Ledbetter.
As infamous by Falcons multimedia functions reporter Kris Rhim, Patterson made it certain he wished to advance to Atlanta.
"Patterson has been campaigning relentlessly for the Falcons to re-signal," Rhim wrote.
"He has completed the entire thing from taking pictures with fans indicators about resigning him to custom cleats telling Falcons owner Arthur Smooth to 'lower the test.'"
He'll be help in Atlanta now, which doubtless isn't any longer truly a welcome be aware for a Bucs crew that noticed Patterson rack up 165 entire yards and two touchdowns against them this one year.
Patterson, who factual executed his ninth NFL season, notched profession-highs with 1,116 scrimmage yards and 11 touchdowns last one year. It used to be an infinite return on investment for the Falcons, who signed Patterson to a one-one year, $3 million contract.
The jack-of-all-trades did damage in every single location, speeding 153 events for 618 yards and 6 ratings and including 52 catches for 548 yards and five more touchdowns. He also returned 18 kicks for 434 yards.
Patterson has jumped around the NFL for the reason that Minnesota Vikings chosen him with the No. 29 total accumulate within the 2013 draft. After four years in Minnesota, Patterson spent 2017 with the Oakland Raiders earlier than a success a Huge Bowl with the 2018 Recent England Patriots. He then performed two years with the Chicago Bears earlier than transferring on to Atlanta.
Patterson used to be unquestionably the Falcons' offensive MVP, significantly notching 100-yard speeding and receiving games. He used to be at his most fascinating in a 21-14 take dangle of over the Jacksonville Jaguars, when he rushed 16 events for 108 yards and two ratings.
Patterson also occurs to be a human highlight reel:
It's rare for an NFL player to rep away in his 30s, but Patterson did factual that, because the 30-one year-dilapidated loved his most fascinating season in one year number 9.
The hope for the Falcons is that Patterson can proceed being one of the NFL's most versatile and explosive offensive weapons even as he enters his 10th NFL season. If that is the case, Atlanta will absolutely accumulate pleasure in his game-breaking skills.