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  1. Sooners' Mike Stoops hopes to see rule addressed

    Brandon Chatmon

    Offenses are getting harder and harder to defend. Big receivers are becoming common, slot receivers are as quick as ever and quarterbacks can use their arm or their feet to create nightmares for defensive coordinators. Add the creative game-planni...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  2. 49ers not missing much with Cox at CB

    Paul Gutierrez

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- Perrish Cox was supposed to be the San Francisco 49ers' nickel cornerback, covering slot receivers in the inside. But when starting cornerback Tramaine Brock went down with a toe injury in the season opener at the Dallas Cowboy...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  3. Trumaine McBride is Giants' new nickel

    Dan Graziano

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants' plan for their secondary this year included Walter Thurmond as a top-level nickel cornerback, squaring off against slot receivers and ideally giving the Giants a mismatch there every week. But Thurmond is...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
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  5. Broncos have options if Welker not ready

    Jeff Legwold

    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- For most of Emmanuel Sanders' NFL career, he has done his business as a wide receiver in that high-impact, high-traffic area where slot receivers roam. So he knows what Wes Welker goes through in the Denver Broncos' high-powere...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  6. Mailbag -- NFL franchise tag system outdated, hard to fix

    John Clayton

    Mailbag: There are no easy fixes for a franchise tag system that hasn't kept up as the NFL game has evolved, writes John Clayton.

    Story | Conversation | July 06, 2014
  7. Chiefs still need work at cornerback

    Adam Teicher

    Last week's signing of veteran nickelback Chris Owens was an interesting one for the Chiefs. Owens has been an effective player covering opposing slot receivers the past five seasons, first for the Atlanta Falcons and then last season for the Clevela...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  8. Chargers wary of Wes Welker's return

    Eric D. Williams

    SAN DIEGO -- Wes Welker won't be sneaking under the radar when the San Diego Chargers travel to Denver to face the Broncos in the AFC divisional round of the playoffs. "He's one of the best slot receivers of all time," San Diego coach Mike McCoy s...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  9. Best, worst defensive matchups; big-name slot receivers; Peyton M...

    Christopher Harris

    Christopher Harris reviews some top issues for Week 14, including top defensive matchups, slot receivers and the Manning brothers.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2013
  10. As the fullback disappears, so does the 4-3

    Hank Gargiulo

    Fullbacks are gradually being phased out of base offenses in the NFL, replaced by tight ends and slot receivers. Defenses, whether they are a 3-4 or a 4-3 base, have seen this change, but have they adapted to the speedier offensive personnel that is ...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  11. Different look, different feel to No. 19 BC High

    Bob McGovern

    DORCHESTER, Mass. -- Slot receivers dart across the middle of the field, running backs run track-meet speed between the tackles, and the scout-team defense spreads cautiously out of the box. There is certainly a different look to the Boston Colleg...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  12. Injury report: Thomas will play Saturday

    Ohm Youngmisuk

    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- Terrell Thomas will make his season debut on Saturday against the Jets. Head coach Tom Coughlin has been impressed with Thomas in the last couple of practices. Working largely against slot receivers, Thomas had an intercept...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  13. Coach: Antrel Rolle 'more of a safety' now

    Mike Mazzeo

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Antrel Rolle signed with the New York Giants in 2010 to play free safety. But because of injuries to other Giants defensive backs, Rolle has been forced to play a lot of nickel cornerback, covering speedy slot receivers. ...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  14. Cole Beasley should be used more

    Calvin Watkins

    In the early days of free agency we've seen slot receivers become a hot topic. Wes Welker left the New England Patriots and signed a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos. The Patriots found his replacement before Welker got his new deal when t...

    Blog | March 16, 2013
  15. Poll Friday: Danny Amendola's durability

    James Walker

    The New England Patriots completed a controversial swap of slot receivers this week. The defending AFC East champions let go of Pro Bowl receiver Wes Welker and signed Danny Amendola to a five-year, $31 million contract. Both receivers have talent...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  16. 3 perspectives on Welker & Talib

    Mike Reiss

    Passing along a few Wes Welker- and Aqib Talib-based links during the "legal tampering" period of free agency: 1. King -- potential depressed market for slot receivers. In his "Monday Morning Quarterback" piece on SI.com, Peter King writes, "Some ...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  17. Tavon Austin's stock too high for Patriots?

    James Walker

    With both slot receivers Wes Welker and Julian Edelman pending free agents, West Virginia's Tavon Austin was a natural fit for the New England Patriots at No. 29 overall. The miniature Austin is the type of slot receiver New England likes in its o...

    Blog | February 25, 2013