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Raiders sign Cordarrelle Patterson

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 29: Cordarrelle Patterson #84 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball 50 yards for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions on December 29, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

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Free agent wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has signed with the Raiders.

Patterson never lived up to his first-round draft status after the Vikings used the No. 29 pick on him in the 2013 draft, but he played in every game the last four seasons had a career-best 52 receptions last season. He’ll give the Raiders more speed in what shapes up to be a talented receiving corps for quarterback Derek Carr.

Patterson, who turns 26 later this week, had two touchdown catches and a kickoff return for a touchdown last season. He’s a two-time Pro Bowl pick as a kick returner and has caught 132 passes in his four seasons with the Vikings.

With the Vikings planning to retain restricted free agent Adam Thielen and wanting 2016 first-round pick Laquon Treadwell to have a role next season, Patterson’s departure comes as no surprise.