Patterson had two receptions for 17 yards in Thursday's preseason win over Seattle. He missed Minnesota's first preseason game with a shoulder injury.
Patterson got time with the first-team offense and got to passes in the flat where he was able to use his speed to miss tackles. It was an encouraging sign that he could have a few plays a game designed for him on offense. However, his playing time is likely to be minimal on offense this season as he'll likely see almost all his action as a kick returner.
Heinicke (ankle) has shed the walking boot he wore to protect his foot from further injury, Scout.com reports.
Heinicke declined to talk about his injury after practice, reportedly saying it was time to go lift weights. If those were indeed his plans, his foot may be further along than anticipated. However, Shaun Hill has done nothing to relinquish his role as the backup to starter Teddy Bridgewater, and the Vikings project to carry only two quarterbacks on their active roster entering the regular season. Ultimately, Heinicke appears destined for either the practice squad or injured reserve list in 2016.
Hali (knee) will not play in Saturday's preseason matchup with the Bears, Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.
Hali was just removed from the Chiefs' PUP list on Monday, so he only has a few practices under his belt. Coach Andy Reid indicated earlier in the week that he wasn't going to push Hali back into action prematurely, so it appears the team will take a cautious approach with their 32-year-old linebacker. He's been ruled out of Saturday's game and isn't a guarantee to play in the Chiefs' preseason finale on Sept. 1 versus the Packers.
Charles (knee) won't play in Saturday's preseason game against Chicago, the Kansas City Star reports.
This nugget is not particularly surprising, given that Charles only recently came off the Chiefs' PUP list, but on the plus side, the veteran running back -- who tore his right ACL in Week 5 of last season -- has continued to increase his level of practice participation of late.