Zimmer pleased with WR Patterson's offseason-- Mon May 18 4:00 pm --
HC praised third-year wideout's shape and attention to detail
“(Cordarrelle Patterson) is doing a good job in this offseason. He has been in better shape coming in, and he is doing a better job of running routes, of competing each and every down. I look forward to him coming on and I’m a big fan of his. We’re just trying to get him to realize all the little intricacies you have to do offensively in the NFL in order to be a great player.”(Minneapolis Star-Tribune)
FF Today's Take:Coming off a highly-disappointing season in 2014, Patterson has been generating a lot of early buzz. He'll need to continue drawing similar praise from HC Mike Zimmer and OC Norv Turner in order to have any shot at earning back a starting job since Charles Johnson and Mike Wallace appear entrenched at the moment. Barring a lights-out training camp or an injury to Johnson or Wallace, Patterson appears destined to be a third receiver in Minnesota in 2015.
Vikings release Greg Jennings-- Sat Mar 14 1:45 pm --
Changes in the wide receiver corps
Less than 24 hours after the Vikings traded for Mike Wallace, the team released Greg Jennings.
The Vikings signed Jennings to a five-year, $45 million contract two years ago. By releasing Jennings, the Vikings will free up at least $5 million in cap space. If they designate him as a post-June 1 cut, they can save $9 million in space but dead money will carry into 2016.(Minneapolis Star Tribune)
FF Today's Take:Jennings lofty salary wasn't matching his production and he became expendable once the team traded for Mike Wallace. The Vikings will head into 2015 with Wallace and Charles Johnson as their top two wide receivers.