Cordarrelle Patterson makes AP All-Pro team

Bears versatile wide receiver was second in the NFL in kick-return average (29.5), including a 102-yard return for a touchdown against the Saints — his seventh career kickoff TD.

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Cordarrelle Patterson finishes a 102-yard kickoff return for a touchdown against the Saints on Oct. 20 at Soldier Field. It was his seventh career kickoff-return touchdown — third most in NFL history.

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Bears wide receiver/kick returner/running back/gunner Cordarrelle Patterson was named to the Associated Press All-Pro team as a kick returner — his fifth selection in seven NFL seasons and third first-team honor.

Patterson was second in the NFL in kick returns with a 29.5-yard average. His 102-yard return for a touchdown against the Saints on Oct. 20 was the seventh of his career — the third most in NFL history behind Josh Cribbs and Leon Washington (eight). Patterson’s 29.9-yard career average on kick returns is second on the all-time list behind Bears Hall of Famer Gale Sayers (30.6).

Adding to his impressive 2019 resume, Patterson also was named to the Pro Bowl team as a specialist for his outstanding work as a gunner on coverage teams.

Patterson was the only Bears player to make the All-Pro team. They had five players selected last year when they went 12-4 and won the NFC North.

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