Inside The Bills

Da’Rick anxious to face Cordarrelle

Posted by Chris Brown on August 15, 2013 – 9:42 am

When Da’Rick Rogers takes the field Friday, he’ll get a chance to play against an old friend. Rogers and Vikings first-round draft pick Cordarrelle Patterson were never teammates together at Tennessee, but they’ve traveled in a lot of the same circles in football.

Rogers is excited to play against Patterson. The two of them did a lot of work together in preparation for the NFL Combine and NFL draft. Rogers is hopeful the two can share time on the field.

“I’m one of the gunners and I’m on kickoff,” Rogers told’s Nate West. “So I’ve been looking on punt return and kick return, watching him go to work. I’m excited to see him play and get out there and make a tackle on him.”

Rogers described Patterson as electrifying, saying he has never seen a receiver his size change direction the way Patterson does. He expects Patterson to use his speed to make plays.

Although Rogers and Patterson don’t play together anymore, the two have similar personalities. Rogers said if he gets the chance, he’ll talk some trash.

“He’s a talker too, so I know we’ll be out there jaw-jacking at each other,” Rogers said.

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