Cordarrelle Patterson has signed with the Oakland Raiders and took to Twitter, asking for Adrian Peterson — his now former Minnesota Vikings teammate — to join him.
— cordarrelle patterson (@ceeflashpee84) March 17, 2017
Patterson has yet to play a game with the Raiders. But since he signed in Oakland, his experience has been overwhelmingly positive.
“Since I joined the team, it seemed like 30 seconds and like my phone was blowing up on Twitter and Instagram with all the Raiders fans, ‘Glad to have you,’ ‘Welcome to the Black Side’ and everything. Raider Nation, baby,” he said, via Jason Gonzalez, The Star Tribune. ” So, like I said, I’m excited man. My whole family is excited and I’m just ready to start a new journey.”
Peterson would fit with the Raiders, who are certainly in need of an experienced running back.
Latavius Murray signed with the Vikings, leaving a hole in the Oakland backfield. The Raiders have also been linked to Marshawn Lynch, who might be interested in coming out of retirement.