May 22, 2024 6:00 pm
Report: Steelers to sign Cordarrelle Patterson

The Pittsburgh Steelers are making significant moves that show their commitment to going all-in this season. On the same day as the NFL’s announcement of changes to kickoffs, the Steelers are set to sign veteran kick returner and offensive weapon Cordarrelle Patterson to a two-year, $6 million deal, as reported by NFL Media.

Patterson is a first-round pick in 2013 who has played for multiple teams including the Vikings, Raiders, Patriots, Bears, and Falcons. He holds the all-time record for kickoff returns for a touchdown with nine to his name. In addition to his skills as a returner, Patterson is also a versatile offensive player who contributes as a runner and receiver.

During his time with the Falcons in 2021, Patterson had an impressive 1,166 yards from scrimmage, showcasing his ability to impact the game in multiple ways. The Steelers likely targeted him for his kickoff return abilities especially with the new kickoff rules in place. If Patterson can take advantage of these changes and break through coverage he may soon be kicking opponents through the end zone instead of giving him chances to make big plays on returns.

The Steelers’ signing of Patterson could potentially lead to more kickoff returns in the future due to NFL’s latest changes on kickoffs. With his impressive resume and versatility on offense Patterson could bring valuable assets and excitement back into Pittsburgh’s offense.

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