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Cordarrelle Patterson is “Day-to-Day” This Week Because of a Knee Injury

Chicago Bears

I was filled with angst and nerves when Cordarrelle Patterson missed time in Sunday’s win against the Vikings because of a knee issue. But one day later, Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy calmed (some of) my nerves.

Exhale:

The good news is that it sounds as if Patterson avoided a serious knee injury that would put him out of action. And that Nagy seemed optimistic that Patterson can play against the Jaguars on Sunday was good to hear. But still … knee injuries for skill position players makes me angsty.

Perhaps we’ll see a scaled back role for Patterson, which cuts in several ways. We’re all familiar with his excellence as a kick returner, but let’s not overlook his other contributions. Patterson is an ace gunner on special teams. And when your defense needs to play a field position game, punt coverage becomes vital. On the offensive side of the ball, Patterson has 19 carries for 96 yards in his last four games. That’s a 5.1 yards per pop average. Maybe this means David Montgomery will get more of the load. That’s fine by me, but I like how Patterson has been used in recent weeks and would like to see it continue.

In any case, we’ll continue to monitor his situation as updates become available.



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.