Brown leads special teamers

November, 28, 2011
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PHILADELPHIA -- Safety Sergio Brown has assumed a significantly reduced role on defense, but he's still helping the Patriots on special teams.

The second-year player has consistently been of the team's "Big 4" performers, showing up on the punt coverage, punt return, kickoff coverage, and kickoff return units. He was credited by in-game statisticians with a team-high two special teams tackles in Sunday's 38-20 win over the Eagles.

A look at the players who showed up on multiple units within the "Big 4", which highlights their value on the 46-man game-day roster (doesn't include hands team vs. onside kicks):

Four units
S Sergio Brown
LB Niko Koutouvides
LB Tracy White

Three units
LB Gary Guyton
WR Matthew Slater
RB Shane Vereen
RB Danny Woodhead

Two units
CB Phillip Adams
WR Julian Edelman
CB Antwaun Molden
DB Sterling Moore
LB Rob Ninkovich

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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