Found August 11, 2013 on Gridiron Grit:
It was the rookie show in Minneapolis Friday evening when Cordarrelle Patterson of the Minnesota Vikings and DeAndre Hopkins of the Houston Texans—a pair of first round wide outs this past April—displayed their playmaking abilities. Photo Credit: Hopkins, the No. 27 overall selection, put points on the board to help the Texans defeat the Vikings, 27-13. “I knew it was man-to-man coverage so I kind of felt like I was going to get he ball and T.J.  put the ball in the right place and I came down with it,” said Hopkins. “T.J. (Yates) put the ball where it needed to be. I have to give all of the thanks to my quarterback, he put it where it need to be and I came down with the play.” “It felt great having my first preseason touchdown,” said Hopkins, who finished with four receptions for 52 yards and a 34-yard touchdown reception. [RELATED: Houston Texans Have Huge Expectations For DeAndre Hopkins]Patterson proved to be just as explosive, especially in the return game. On...

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Coach Leslie Frazier won’t be giving in anytime soon, the Minnesota Vikings will continue to practice in full pads. While teams like the Philadelphia Eagles haven’t been making contact all summer, the Vikings have gone 13 straight practices in full pads. Please click here to read this story.  The post Minnesota Vikings beg Leslie Frazier to remove pads appeared first on Players View.

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After a long off season the NFL has returned and the preseason is now in full swing for every team I’m the league. The Texans opened up their campaign against 1 of the 4 teams that actually beat them last season in the Vikings. There was plenty to watch for during the game. Whether it was the battle at RB to determine who’ll take the teams 3rd and final RB spot, or maybe you...

Cordarrelle Patterson showed flashes at receiver and punt returner

The Minnesota Vikings traded four draft picks in this year’s draft to jump back into the first round to take receiver Cordarrelle Paterson with the 29th pick. During the Vikings’ first preseason game, Paterson proved the Vikings’ did the right thing. Patterson returned a punt 50 yards and also caught the ball 4 times for 54 yards. He did all of this in the first half. Whether...

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Cordarrelle Patterson impresses Vikings in pro debut Minnesota Vikings 29th overall pick Cordarrelle Patterson impressed his coaches and teammates in preseason debut Friday night. Patterson had four catches for 54 yards in addition to a 50-yard return in the Vikings’ 27-13 loss to the Houston Texans. “We felt like he was going to have a chance to be a good returner 

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DeAndre Hopkins and Cordarrelle Patterson highlighted their team’s offensive performances in a 27-13 Houston win over the Vikings in the preseason NFL debuts for both receivers.

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Cordarrelle Patterson says he still has a long way to go, but he was impressive in his preseason debut, leading the Vikings in receiving. Plus, get a dozen notes that help tell the tale of the game.

Texans 27, Vikings 13

DeAndre Hopkins and Cordarrelle Patterson both showed off their first-round talent. Hopkins caught a 34-yard touchdown pass for the Houston Texans in a 27-13 preseason victory on Friday over Minnesota. The Vikings also showcased their rookie wide receiver, too, during a flashy first half by Patterson. Hopkins, the 27th overall pick in the draft, had four receptions for 52 yards...

Frazier would adjust if preseason shortened

The Vikings would adjust if the NFL were to shorten the preseason, something Leslie Frazier wasn’t interested in discussing, saying his opinion wouldn’t matter to the NFL.

Texans prove too much for Vikings in opener

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- DeAndre Hopkins caught a 34-yard touchdown pass for the Houston Texans in a 27-13 preseason victory on Friday over the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings showcased their rookie wide receiver, too, during a flashy first half by Cordarrelle Patterson. Hopkins, the 27th overall pick in the draft, had four receptions for 52 yards. Patterson, taken two slots later, caught...

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Rookie Cordarrelle Patterson made an immediate positive impression, taking the opening kickoff 50 yards and leading the Vikings in receptions.

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The Minnesota Vikings hosted the Houston Texans in their preseason opener on Friday night.Neither team played their star players much in the preseason tilt, but let's take a look at five things we learned from the players that did get some real playing time.DeAndre Hopkins is for realThe Texans selected rookie wideout DeAndre Hopkins with the 27th overall pick in the draft to...

Wade Smith Has His Knee Scoped

LG @Smitty74allday had arthroscopic surgery this am, according to Gary Kubiak. — Drew Dougherty (@DoughertyDrew) August 13, 2013   My surgery went well. I appreciate everyone’s calls, texts, thoughts, prayers, & well wishes 4 a speedy recovery. Be back before you know it — Wade Smith (@Smitty74allday) August 13, 2013   Houston Texans starting left guard Wade Smith had...
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