At the tail end of the Minnesota Vikings’ 21-10 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday, wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson scored the Vikings’ lone touchdown of the day on a pass from Sam Bradford. At the end of the play, he took a shot from Eagles’ safety Rodney McLeod that drew a 15-yard personal foul flag.
It looks like that shot might be having some longer-lasting effects on the fourth-year wideout.
Patterson has not practiced for the Vikings over the past couple of days, and is reportedly going through the NFL’s concussion protocol before he can get on the field again.
After being a forgotten man on offense over the past couple of seasons, Patterson has had a bit of a renaissance since the team plugged Bradford in at quarterback. In his last three games, he has caught 16 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns. He’s also the team’s primary kickoff returner, although he’s only gotten two return attempts over the past three games, and didn’t get any chances to do so against the Eagles. Marcus Sherels would likely take over the kickoff return duties if Patterson is not cleared before Monday.
Since the Vikings don’t play until Monday, they won’t be putting their final injury report together until Saturday. This is a situation that we will be keeping an eye on, though.