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Updated: January 27th, 2014 1:00am
Except for his tweets, Cordarrelle Patterson mostly quiet in Pro Bowl

Except for his tweets, Cordarrelle Patterson mostly quiet in Pro Bowl

by Nate Sandell
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Cordarrelle Patterson's impressive rookie season earned him a spot in this year's Pro Bowl.

Patterson, as the Minnesota Vikings' lone representative, got to take in his first experience in the NFL's annual all-star event on Sunday in Honolulu, though when it came to the actual game his action was limited.

As part of the Pro Bowl's freshly instituted draft format, Patterson was slotted in on Deion Sanders' team. But it ended up being Jerry Rice's squad that won the game you probably didn't watch, 22-21 over Team Sanders.

Kickoffs are now nonexistent in the Pro Bowl -- a rule Patterson bemoaned pregame. In turn, punt returns were Patterson's primary responsibility. He brought in three punts, picking up only one return yard.

Patterson had plenty of time to take in the Hawaiian sunshine on the sidelines, and he spent part of it on Twitter.

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