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Monday, September 19, 2011
Core Four: Ihedigbo & White

By Mike Reiss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When putting together a 46-man game-day roster, the importance of special teams can't be overlooked. If a backup at a position can contribute on fourth down, he has more value than a backup who doesn't factor into the special teams mix.

With this in mind, here is a look at the players who appeared on multiple special teams units Sunday against the Chargers:

Four units
S James Ihedigbo
LB Tracy White

Three units
CB Kyle Arrington
S Josh Barrett
S Sergio Brown
LB A.J. Edds
LB Dane Fletcher
WR Matthew Slater

Two units
S Patrick Chung
CB Devin McCourty
CB Antwan Molden
LB Rob Ninkovich