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White, Slater the leaders in '11 ST snaps

White, Slater the leaders in '11 ST snaps

By Tom E. Curran

It's no secret the Patriots place a premium on the ability to contribute on special teams. The ability to cover and block in the controlled chaos of "teams" is a key tiebreaker in the roster decisions that will be coming in the next 60 days.

These are the snaps taken on special teams last year in descending order. There were 460 total special teams snaps.

Tracy White (306) 66.3
Matt Slater (278) 60.43
Sergio Brown (269) 58.4
James Ihedigbo (200) 43.48
Stephen Gostkowski (195) 42.39
Kyle Arrington (192) 41.74
Antwaun Molden (187) 40.65
Rob Ninkovich (186) 40.43
Rob Gronkowski (168) 36.52
Niko Koutouvides (164) 36.65
Danny Woodhead (160) 34.78
Zoltan Mesko (151) 32.83
Danny Aiken (150) 32.61
Devin McCourty (149) 32.39
Julian Edelman (139) 30.22
Dane Fletcher (135) 29.35
Jeff Tarpinian (135) 29.35
Ross Ventrone (133) 28.91
Nate Solder (116) 25.22
Gary Guyton (97) 21.09
Ryan Wendell (96) 20.87
Brian Waters (90) 19.57
Josh Barrett (80) 17.39
Matt Light (80) 17.39
BenJarvus Green-Ellis (79) 17.17
Logan Mankins (79) 17.17
Dan Connolly (69) 15
Jermaine Cunningham (67) 14.57
Jerod Mayo (65) 14.13
Vince Wilfork (64) 13.91
Patrick Chung (60) 13.04
Kyle Love (59) 12.83
Donald Thomas (58) 12.61
Stevan Ridley (58) 12.61
Nate Jones (47) 10.31
Shane Vereen (46) 10
Brandon Deaderick (39) 8.48
Shaun Ellis (36) 5.65
Wes Welker (32) 6.96
Malcolm Williams (32) 6.96
Sterling Moore (27) 5.87
Nick McDonald (22) 4.78
Marcus Cannon (21) 4.57
Lousaka Polite (17) 3.7
Kevin Faulk (16) 3.48
Brandon Spikes (12) 2.61
Eric Moore (10) 2.17
Landon Cohen (6) 1.3
Andre Carter (5) 1.09
Aaron Hernandez (5) 1.09
Alex Silvestro (5) 1.09
Dan Koppen 2 (0.43)
Myron Pryor (1) 0.22
Mike Wright (1) 0.22

NFL owners release statements on Trump comments

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NFL owners release statements on Trump comments

President Donald Trump's comments about NFL players and his tweeted dis-invite of the Warriors led to some prominent athletes to speak out. Now NFL franchises and their owners are weighing in.

At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he encouraged NFL fans to walk out of games in protest. 

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump told the rally. 

He also lamented that football has become less violent.

“They’re ruining the game,” he complained.