The Facts: The Falcons are hosting veteran receiver/returner Patterson for a visit, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, per sources.
Diehards Line: Garafolo added that the expectation is the two sides will have a deal soon. Patterson spent the last two seasons with the Bears and appeared in every game the team played over that span. He caught 32 passes for 215 yards and ran 81 times for 335 yards and a touchdown while on offense. Patterson also returned two kickoffs for touchdowns while averaging over 29 yards per return. Those two scores give Patterson eight career kickoff return touchdowns. Those eight touchdowns leave Patterson tied with Josh Cribbs and Leon Washington for the most in an NFL career.