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Aaron Leming
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#Bears land Cordarrelle Patterson. That's a move I can get behind.
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Former Patriots’ WR Cordarrelle Patterson intends to sign with the Chicago Bears for $5 million per year, per source.
 

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The #Bears are signing Cordarrelle Patterson to a two-year, $10 million deal, source said. Versatile offensive weapon and return threat gets $5M guaranteed and a shot to produce in Matt Nagy's offense.

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Not sure about this one. I think he is over-rated and a bust, but hey, thats just my opinion. The days of a premiere kick returner are over. The Devin Hester rules have minimized their importance.

We will see if this is a cheap $10M investment or a waste of $10M in cap space.

What will the future bring? We shall see, won't we!

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The Shadow wrote:

Not sure about this one. I think he is over-rated and a bust, but hey, thats just my opinion. The days of a premiere kick returner are over. The Devin Hester rules have minimized their importance.

We will see if this is a cheap $10M investment or a waste of $10M in cap space.

Even with the new kickoff rules he still averaged almost 30 yards a kick return, which would be nice considering the Bears finished dead last in kickoff average... just imagine the points this offense can score when given good field position on a regular basis... as well as he was a difference maker in the game between NE and the Bears... and I know you don't get to see a lot of highlights but you should go check out the highlights from the NE vs GB game and how they used him there for why this makes sense... he is a multi-talented weapon that I personally cannot wait to see Nagy throw in the mix...

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Patterson won’t take wide receiver reps away from Gabriel or any of the other primary pass-catchers (Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller). But he will see the field. A lot. And whether it’s as a running back, fourth receiver or some other unique and not-yet-named position, he’s going to touch the ball.

Just look at how he was used last season in New England to get a feel for how Nagy will likely play him in 2019. He had 21 catches, 42 carries, 475 total yards and four touchdowns.

He’ll pay massive dividends on special teams where the Bears haven’t had a return man with his field-flipping ability since the great Devin Hester. He totaled 663 yards and one touchdown on kickoff returns in 2018, a remarkable number considering how many kicks result in touchbacks.

Patterson’s contract is extremely team-friendly and his role on offense will be worth every penny he’s getting paid. He’s still only 27 years old and in the prime of his career. This was a smart, calculated and impactful move by GM Ryan Pace, even if it didn’t move the needle in mainstream media.

GRADE: B+

https://bearswire.usatoday.com/2019/03/13/chicago-bears-cordarrelle-patterson-nfl-free-agency-grade/

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I will be in a wait and see mode on this one as it applies to KR, I'm not convinced kick returns are amzingly important anymore.  He is a huge upgrade over Bellamy as depth at WR though that is for sure so just as it applies to that alone I'm not complaining assuming we can afford him and still shore up the couple DB holes we have.

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PapaBear.OR wrote:

I will be in a wait and see mode on this one as it applies to KR, I'm not convinced kick returns are amzingly important anymore.  He is a huge upgrade over Bellamy as depth at WR though that is for sure so just as it applies to that alone I'm not complaining assuming we can afford him and still shore up the couple DB holes we have.

I understand your reasoning regarding the importance of having a KR guy. Clearly their value has gone down with all the rule changes. But I would like to point out one thing, we missed out on a first round bye due to one kick return for a touchdown. Scored by the very player signed.

Personally I think it's a great signing. He has value as an upgrade over WR depth, he will take over KR duties letting guys like Miller focus on offense alone, and he proved with NE that he could produce as a RB. He adds depth to half of the offensive positions, great value pickup.

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

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Calbrooks wrote:

 

PapaBear.OR wrote:

I will be in a wait and see mode on this one as it applies to KR, I'm not convinced kick returns are amzingly important anymore.  He is a huge upgrade over Bellamy as depth at WR though that is for sure so just as it applies to that alone I'm not complaining assuming we can afford him and still shore up the couple DB holes we have.

I understand your reasoning regarding the importance of having a KR guy. Clearly their value has gone down with all the rule changes. But I would like to point out one thing, we missed out on a first round bye due to one kick return for a touchdown. Scored by the very player signed.

Personally I think it's a great signing. He has value as an upgrade over WR depth, he will take over KR duties letting guys like Miller focus on offense alone, and he proved with NE that he could produce as a RB. He adds depth to half of the offensive positions, great value pickup.

I don't disagree........... I'm just not all that excited about the KR's.  I think he is a good signing for all the reasons you have pointed out, just mostly for his abilities at WR.

Butkus never wore an earring

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PapaBear.OR wrote:

 

Calbrooks wrote:

 

PapaBear.OR wrote:

I will be in a wait and see mode on this one as it applies to KR, I'm not convinced kick returns are amzingly important anymore.  He is a huge upgrade over Bellamy as depth at WR though that is for sure so just as it applies to that alone I'm not complaining assuming we can afford him and still shore up the couple DB holes we have.

I understand your reasoning regarding the importance of having a KR guy. Clearly their value has gone down with all the rule changes. But I would like to point out one thing, we missed out on a first round bye due to one kick return for a touchdown. Scored by the very player signed.

Personally I think it's a great signing. He has value as an upgrade over WR depth, he will take over KR duties letting guys like Miller focus on offense alone, and he proved with NE that he could produce as a RB. He adds depth to half of the offensive positions, great value pickup.

I don't disagree........... I'm just not all that excited about the KR's.  I think he is a good signing for all the reasons you have pointed out, just mostly for his abilities at WR.

The Green Bay game he had 11 carries for 55 yards... He can bring some real fear with jet motions...

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I bekieve Cordarrell will add a great deal of value for the Bears. Main reason is the speed he has. His speed will help in the passing game (deep ball, opening up routes for others) , return game, screens  and cause concern for the opposition.

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