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Core special teamers for Patriots

9/13/2013

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When constructing a 46-man game-day roster, special teams are a significant consideration.

Along those lines, here is a look at the New England Patriots players who appeared on two or more of the "Big 4" units (kickoff coverage, kickoff return, punt coverage, punt return) in Thursday's 13-10 win against the New York Jets, which reflects their value in the eyes of the coaching staff:

Four units

LB Jamie Collins

LB Dane Fletcher

WR Matthew Slater

LB Chris White

S Tavon Wilson

Three units

S Nate Ebner

Two units

CB Kyle Arrington

CB Marquice Cole

FB James Develin

CB Logan Ryan