Cordarrelle Patterson ready for 'whatever coach throws at me' in Bears' backfield mix

After the Bears lost Tarik Cohen to injury, Patterson could have a bigger workload.

(670 The Score) Across his eight seasons in the NFL, Cordarrelle Patterson has often been used in a gadget role for various teams. The Bears view him as something different this year -- a running back.

After losing running back Tarik Cohen to a torn ACL last Sunday, the Bears now may need to rely on Patterson even more in their backfield mix. It's the next step in coach Matt Nagy's plan to maximize Patterson at running back.

"So far, I’m really proud of Cordarrelle, the way he’s handled things of us moving him around and doing different things," Nagy said Thursday.

Patterson, 29, saw his largest role as a running back while playing for the Super Bowl-winning Pa