Atlanta Falcons sign return specialist Cordarrelle Patterson, safety Duron Harmon

The Atlanta Falcons agreed to a one-year deal with four-time All-Pro kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson, the team announced Thursday.

The deal is worth a reported $3 million. The Falcons also signed safety Duron Harmon.

Patterson led the NFL in kick return yardage in his two seasons in Chicago (2019-20), earning the 30-year-old All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors both seasons. He also received All-Pro honors in 2013 and 2016 with the Minnesota Vikings.

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Patterson has eight career kick returns for touchdowns, his long of 109 coming in his rookie season with Minnesota. He also has eight career rushing TDs and 10 career scores as a wide receiver.

Harmon, 30, started all 16 games last season for Detroit, his only season with the Lions. He has 19 career interceptions in 127 games (45 starts) for the New England Patriots (2013-19) and Lions.

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–Field Level Media