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Cordarrelle Patterson thinks he can have even more roles with Patriots

Ryan Hannable
December 01, 2018 - 4:30 pm
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FOXBORO -- Cordarrelle Patterson has done a lot for the Patriots this season.

Besides his role as a receiver, he's been the primary kick returner and also seen extensive time in the backfield due to injuries at running back. 

On a conference call with the Patriots media earlier this week, Patterson's former coach Mike Zimmer said when he was with the Vikings they didn't use him properly and should have found ways to get him the ball more like the Patriots have this season.

So, does Patterson feel the Patriots have got everything out of him in his first year in New England?

“I wouldn’t say they did it all, because I can throw the ball,” Patterson said with a smile Friday. “They haven’t put me at quarterback yet, so we’ll see how that goes. I’m just happy to be here. Every chance I get to make a play, I’m going out there to give it my all and just try to make a play for this team.”

He added: “I can play safety, corner, linebacker, D-end. Whatever they need me to play, man.”

In 11 games, Patterson has 13 catches for 120 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 156 yards and a touchdown on 37 carries. He's also added a kick return for a touchdown.

Patterson will face the team that drafted him Sunday when the Vikings come to Gillette Stadium.

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