Brown leads special teamers

PHILADELPHIA -- Safety Sergio Brown has assumed a significantly reduced role on defense, but he's still helping the Patriots on special teams.

The second-year player has consistently been of the team's "Big 4" performers, showing up on the punt coverage, punt return, kickoff coverage, and kickoff return units. He was credited by in-game statisticians with a team-high two special teams tackles in Sunday's 38-20 win over the Eagles.

A look at the players who showed up on multiple units within the "Big 4", which highlights their value on the 46-man game-day roster (doesn't include hands team vs. onside kicks):

Four units

S Sergio Brown

LB Niko Koutouvides

LB Tracy White

Three units

LB Gary Guyton

WR Matthew Slater

RB Shane Vereen

RB Danny Woodhead

Two units

CB Phillip Adams

WR Julian Edelman

CB Antwaun Molden

DB Sterling Moore

LB Rob Ninkovich