ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Raiders are trading star kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson to the New England Patriots.
A person familiar with the deal said Sunday that the deal will become official after Patterson passes a physical. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been announced. Pardon My Take first reported the trade.
Breaking – Reports out of Oakland, recurring guest WR Cordarrelle Patterson expected to be traded to the Patriots per sources. Please credit
— Pardon My Take (@PardonMyTake) March 18, 2018
NFL Network reported that Oakland will receive a fifth-round pick in the deal and send one of its six sixth-round picks to New England.
Source: the Raiders are trading WR Cordarrelle Patterson to the Patriots, with the two teams expected to exchange late round picks as compensation, as future Pulitzer winners @PardonMyTake reported.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 18, 2018
Patterson is one of the most accomplished kickoff returners in the game. His career average of 30.2 yards per return ranks second all-time to Hall of Famer Gale Sayers’ 30.6 mark.
Patterson is a kickoff returner, gunner on the punt team and occasional deep threat. So he could affect Matthew Slater’s return. Could affect Phillip Dorsett, as well
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) March 18, 2018