Report: Steelers set to sign Cordarrelle Patterson

Steelers Make Crucial Move: Signing Cordarrelle Patterson for Kick Return Success

The Pittsburgh Steelers have made a significant move in their quest for success by signing veteran kick returner and offensive weapon Cordarrelle Patterson to a two-year, $6 million deal. This move comes at a crucial time as the NFL has just introduced new kickoff rules that may increase the number of returns in the future, making Patterson’s skills even more valuable.

Patterson, who was picked in the first round of the 2013 draft, has had stints with several teams including the Vikings, Raiders, Patriots, Bears and Falcons. During his career, he holds the all-time record for kickoff returns for a touchdown with nine such returns under his belt. In addition to his special teams prowess, Patterson has also proven himself as an asset on offense, contributing both as a runner and receiver. In 2021 alone, while playing for the Falcons he amassed 1,166 yards from scrimmage.

The Steelers are likely viewing this signing as key to their team’s success in the upcoming season. They see Patterson’s abilities as a kickoff returner as an opportunity to exploit the new rules and make long gains through coverage players. If he can do this successfully then Pittsburgh’s opponents may be forced to kick the ball through their own end zone giving them an advantageous starting field position. This signing is yet another testament to the Steelers’ commitment to strengthening their team and pursuing success in the upcoming season.

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