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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer Cordarrelle Patterson and fellow rookie wide receiver Adam Thielen are training camp roommates with the Minnesota Vikings. Patterson was a first-round draft selection from Tennessee, a player the Vikings coveted enough to trade four lower picks to move up and get. Thielen came from Division II Minnesota State and didn't land on the roster until after a weekend minicamp. But Patterson hasn't bought into the notion his new buddy has a lesser stature because he's from a small school and working without a guaranteed contract. ''I love him to death, not only as a teammate but as a friend. I hope he makes this team. He's a great guy,'' Patterson said. ''I could see him playing with me. If he would've come to Tennessee, he was guaranteed to play there.'' Minnesota State was Thielen's only scholarship option out of Detroit Lakes, Minn., where he grew up rooting for the Vikings and trying to imitate Pro Football Hall of Fame ...
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