Bears news: Matt Nagy is excited to utilize Cordarrelle Patterson
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Bears coach Matt Nagy is excited to utilize Cordarrelle Patterson

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The Chicago Bears haven’t been signing superstars this offseason, but they have still signed good impact players like Cordarrelle Patterson, who Matt Nagy is very excited about getting on board.

Patterson, a former first-round pick, is a great kick returner and is a threat from anywhere on the field. Last year with the New England Patriots, they used him out wide, out of the slot, and also in the backfield.

Coach Nagy is excited to get him on the field and admits he feels like a kid in a candy store thinking about all the ways he can use him.

“When Ryan and I were watching tape and the other guys in our room were watching tape on him, we saw a role for him,” Nagy said, via NBC Sports Chicago. “You see what he did in New England with the jet sweeps, the arounds, the screens, and I think that that’s a good fit for him. But for me it’s kind of like a kid in a candy store. You get to kind of pick which candy you like best, put it together and figure out what he does best.”

Patterson doesn’t play every snap, but last year with the Patriots he had a career-high 63 offensive touches and even was the feature running back in one game.

Nagy is a great offensive mind, and there is no doubt that he is going to do everything in his power to get Patterson involved in the offensive gameplan in some creative ways.