Cordarrelle Patterson leaves Patriots in favor of the Bears

    By Ryan Ward
    Cordarrelle Patterson, Patriots, Bears
    It has been nothing short of a busy offseason that has already seen many notable names make their way around the league.
    This has included several former New England Patriots finding deals on the open market. The latest has been wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson inking a two-year deal with the Chicago Bears, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
    Former New England Patriots wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson intends to sign a two-year deal with the Chicago Bears worth $5 million per year, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
    Patterson spent just one season with the Patriots where he won his first Super Bowl title. He was acquired last offseason from the Oakland Raiders last March. He played in a fluctuating role with New England that saw him also receive some workload in the backfield at times when the team was dealing with injuries.
    He is now headed to the Bears where he could be utilized in many different ways. Patterson has shown to be a dynamic special teams returner while being able to use his speed as a deep-ball threat as a wideout and can even mix it up out of the backfield from time to time.
    There are many different things that he can do to help his new team next season. The Bears are coming off earning the NFC North division title and have shown much promise for what lies ahead. Patterson has a chance to secure himself a role in the long-term plans for the Bears for next season and well beyond that.