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Big 4: Focusing on special teams

LANDOVER, Md. -- The Patriots' newest additions to the roster, veteran defensive end Eric Moore and rookie defensive back Malcolm Williams, played on special teams in the team's win over the Redskins.

Moore filled Jermaine Cunningham's role on the punt return team, while Williams was on three of the "Big 4" units -- kickoff coverage, punt return and kickoff return. This reflects on the importance of special teams when coaches comprise their 46-man game-day roster.

A look at the players on multiple special teams units:

Four units

LB Dane Fletcher

LB Niko Koutouvides

LB Tracy White

Three units

S Sergio Brown

S Matthew Slater

CB Malcolm Williams

RB Danny Woodhead

Two units

WR/DB Julian Edelman

RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis

CB Antwaun Molden

LB Rob Ninkovich

EXTRA POINTS: Niko Koutouvides was credited with a team-high 2 special teams tackles. ... Julian Edelman (kickoff coverage), Tracy White and Dane Fletcher were credited with the others.