The Atlanta Falcons designated running back Cordarrelle Patterson to return from injured reserve on Wednesday.
Patterson, who was placed on IR on Oct. 3 with a knee injury, was expected to participate in practice Wednesday.
The move opens a 21-day window in which he is eligible to practice before officially joining the active roster.
The Falcons (4-4) have won four of their last six games heading into Sunday’s clash with the Los Angeles Chargers (4-3).
Patterson, 31, has 340 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 58 carries this season. In 2021, in his first season in Atlanta, Patterson had 1,166 yards from scrimmage and 11 touchdowns.
A four-time All-Pro as a kick returner, Patterson is with his fifth team. In 147 career games (52 starts), he has 4,638 yards from scrimmage and 32 scores. He also has gained 7,579 yards as a kick returner, with eight touchdowns, for the Minnesota Vikings (2013-16), then-Oakland Raiders (2017), New England Patriots (2018), Chicago Bears (2019-20) and Falcons.
–Field Level Media