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Continued: Scoggins: Ponder's array of receivers an upgrade

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: August 10, 2013 - 12:33 AM

Patterson remains raw as a route runner, but he gave a glimpse of his big-play potential Friday. He opened the game with a 50-yard kickoff return and caught four passes for 54 yards in the first half.

The Vikings will keep things simple for Patterson initially, but he provides hope that a vertical passing game can become more than a foreign concept that only other teams employ.

This receiving corps still must develop chemistry and identify roles. And stay healthy. But at least the Vikings have something to work with now.

It’s up to Ponder to take advantage of it.

 

Chip Scoggins • ascoggins@startribune.com

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