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Cordarrelle Patterson competing for kick return job

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06:25 PM ET 06.20 | During the Vikings' preparation for the NFL draft in April, special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer prompted coach Leslie Frazier and general manager Rick Spielman to take a good look at the two best kick returners in this year's class: West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin and Tennessee receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. The Vikings figured Austin would be gone by the time they picked at No. 23 -- and he was, going to the Rams with the eighth pick -- but if they had an opportunity to get Patterson, Priefer thought they'd have something special. When the Vikings traded back into the first round to make Patterson their third pick of the night, Priefer joked that he was so happy, "I pulled a hamstring running down the hallway."

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Cordarrelle Patterson returns kicks in drills, Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports Cordarrelle Patterson returns kicks in drills, Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
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June 20, 2013  08:45 PM ET

The ghost of Percy Harvin.

 
June 20, 2013  11:58 PM ET
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Competing? Who's his competition?

Everybody else is in jail or sitting out it would appear.

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