Raiders sign ex-Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson

Raiders sign ex-Vikings WR Cordarrelle Patterson

Derek Carr is getting another weapon.

Free agent wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson has signed a deal with the Raiders, the team announced Monday evening.

In his fourth season with the Vikings, Patterson caught a career-high 52 passes for 453 yards and two touchdowns.

Patterson was taken with the No. 29 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Tennessee.

The 25-year-old South Carolina-native returned a total of 134 kickoffs for 4,075 yards and five touchdowns.

Patterson was named to the Pro Bowl in 2013 and 2016 and earned First-Team All-Pro selection both years as a kick returner.

News that the two sides were close was first reported by The San Francisco Chronicle and confirmed to CSNCalifornia.com Monday evening.

More to come...

After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

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After eating her food as kid, Lynch purchasing restaurant from 79-year-old

Marshawn Lynch first tasted Cassie Nickelson's food when he was nine years old while she catered out of her Oakland apartment.

"When he was 9-years-old, he came across the street to get a hamburger and French fries. 25-cent French fries and a 75-cent hamburger," Nickelson said to KTVU.

Lynch, 31, is now set to take over Nickelson's popular soul-food restaurant, Scend's Restaurant and Bar, in Emeryville. Nickelson, 79, will be retiring in August. 

"I'm comfortable with him and I like him," Nickelson said.

Lynch will not become the official owner until the liquor license changes hands. Scend's, an acronym for Nickelson's children and grandchildren, is known for its seafood, fried chicken and red beans. 

Father of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie passes away

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Father of Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie passes away

Raider Nation is grieving on Monday.

The father of general manager Reggie McKenzie passed away recently, and the franchise issued the following statement:

"The Raiders family is saddened by the passing of Sam McKenzie Jr., father of Reggie and Raleigh McKenzie. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Raider Nation are with the McKenzie family."

No additional information is known at this time.