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Offenses cashing in with inside targets

Welker, Austin, Harvin's success spurs more investment in the slot WR position

Originally Published: July 29, 2010
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

For the next two weeks, I'm going to hit the slots.

No, I'm not heading to a casino with a bag full of coins. As part of my three-week training camp tour, I'm going to pay particular attention to how the slot receivers are evolving in this pass-happy league.

Peyton Manning, Tom Brady and so many of today's elite quarterbacks changed the NFL from a league of running and defense into a passing game. These quarterbacks mastered the shotgun and the no-huddle. With those tools, they ...

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