Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson had one reception for nine yards and was targeted three times in Sunday's loss at Denver Pioneers .
With Charles Johnson out with a rib injury and Jarius Wright limited with a hand injury, Patterson had an opportunity to get a larger role Sunday. However, he was bypassed by both Stefon Diggs (10 targets) and Adam Thielen (8 targets) on the depth chart. Patterson will primarily work as the kick returner with a very limited role on offense.
Minnesota Vikings wideout Adam Thielen could start this week against the Broncos with Charles Johnson out with a rib injury and Jarius Wright a game-time decision with a hand injury, per ESPN 1500.
Thielen appeared to move ahead of Cordarrelle Patterson to move to No. 4 on the wide receiver depth chart as he got two targets in last week's game. However, it's not clear if Thielen would start at receiver if there's an opening.
Cordarrelle Patterson could start at receiver this week for the Minnesota Vikings against Denver with Charles Johnson out with a rib injury and Jarius Wright (hand) a game-time decision, according to ESPN 1500.
Patterson has just one reception and one rushing attempt this year.
Patterson was on the field for two plays on offense. He'll have a very limited role on offense this year as the No. 4 receiver. His primary work will be as the team's kick returner.
Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer said, "In my mind, Cordarrelle Patterson's the best kick returner in the league, so it would be crazy for me to put someone else in that spot," per NFL.com.
Patterson averaged 25.6 yards on returns last year, sixth in the league. He still has room for improvement, Priefer said.
"There's still things that he can't do this year he did last year, like put the ball on the ground," he said.
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