Core 4: White rebounds

October, 10, 2011
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When comprising a 46-man game-day roster, the role of special teams becomes especially important. With this in mind, here is a look at Patriots players showing up on multiple special teams units Sunday against the Jets:

Four units
S James Ihedigbo
WR Matthew Slater
LB Jeff Tarpinian
S Ross Ventrone
LB Tracy White

Three units
S Sergio Brown
LB Dane Fletcher

Two units
CB Antwaun Molden
LB Rob Ninkovich
RB Stevan Ridley

ANALYSIS: Linebacker Tracy White, who missed a tackle on Joe McKnight's 88-yard kickoff return, was credited with a team-high two special teams tackles. ... Cornerback Antwaun Molden was alert with a big fumble recovery and a tackle. ... While James Ihedigbo started at safety, his regular role as a "Core Four" player remains intact.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter



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