The Oakland Raiders announced Monday evening that they have made another free agent signing, as they have inked a deal with former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver and return man Cordarrelle Patterson.
Patterson will help out the Raiders on both offense an special teams, as he has been named a to two Pro Bowls and a First Team All-Pro twice in 2013 and 2016 with the Vikings.
The Vikings drafted Patterson in the first round in 2013 out of Tennessee, and he has developed into one of the best returners in NFL history as he has a career kick return average of 30.4 yards and has found the end zone five times in his career on kickoffs. He led the NFL in kickoff return average in 2016 at 31.6 yards per return.
He has also done some damage on the offensive side of the ball in his career, as in four years he has 132 receptions for 1,316 yards and seven receiving touchdowns. He has also carried the ball 31 times for 333 yards and four touchdowns.
Patterson set a career high in receptions in 2016 when he caught 52 balls for 453 yards and two touchdowns.
Along with Patterson, the Raiders also bolstered their offensive line on Monday as they signed tackle Marshall Newhouse to a two-year contract.