Cornerback Kyle Arrington has proven to be a quick study.
Signed to the active roster Nov. 8, the first-year player has appeared in five games this season, and he's already been credited with 10 special teams tackles. That ranks fourth on the team.
"I think when you look at his skill set for the kicking game, here's a player who has good size, he has good playing strengths, he has good playing speed, and those are some of the attributes you need in order to be productive in the kicking game," Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio said. "He's made the most of his opportunities when he's been in the game."
Here is a weekly look at the special teams tackle leaderboard (tackle stats based on coaches film review):
LB Pierre Woods -- 16
S Brandon McGowan -- 12
LB Eric Alexander -- 11
CB Kyle Arrington -- 10
S Pat Chung -- 9
WR Sam Aiken -- 9