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  1. Matchup breakout worth 5 cents, perhaps 10

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins need to play this wild-card game soon or we'll be left to break down things as inane as how Robert Griffin III might fare targeting slot receivers when Seattle has its newly restored nickel defense on the ...

    Blog | January 05, 2013
  2. First round goes to slot WR in camp battle

    Mike Sando

    EARTH CITY, Mo. -- One of the fiercest battles in St. Louis Rams camp won't be for a position on the depth chart. It'll be between Danny Amendola, one of the shiftiest slot receivers around, and Cortland Finnegan, the aggressive cornerback brought...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  3. NFC West racked up YAC against itself

    Mike Sando

    Players catching shorter passes -- running backs, slot receivers and some tight ends -- tend to gain more yards after the catch than those running deeper routes. That is one point to keep in mind when reading through the chart ranking NFC West pla...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  4. Ryan: Houshmandzadeh should shine as slot WR

    Mike Sando

    Posted by's Mike Sando The Seahawks parted with one of the best slot receivers in franchise history when Bobby Engram departed this offseason. They might have gained one of the best in the league when they signed T.J. Houshmandzadeh from...

    Blog | March 26, 2009
  5. Following up on Vernon Davis, West TEs

    Mike Sando

    Vernon Davis took no snaps on the perimeter and just one from the slot during San Francisco 49ers practice Tuesday. The subject is of interest after Davis, a career tight end, suggested he would be working with wide receivers. The truth is that Da...

    Blog | July 30, 2013
  6. The Rams' newest slot receiver is a TE

    Mike Sando

    2012 Production From Slot Only Player Amendola Cook Games 11 13 Routes 232 243 Targets 77 53 Rec. 51 36 Yards 498 417 Avg. 9.8 11.6 YAC/rec. 3.3 3.8 TD 2 4 ...

    Blog | March 13, 2013
  7. Amendola thoughts as free agency nears

    Mike Sando

    The St. Louis Rams' Danny Amendola, like Wes Welker of New England, is a cat-quick slot receiver from Texas Tech with experience in Josh McDaniels' offense. Neither receiver has a contract for the 2013 season. Neither was named his team's franchis...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  8. Around the NFC West: Cards' WR plans

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals drafted receiver Michael Floyd in the first round with visions of Andre Roberts moving to the slot and flourishing there. The plan called for Floyd to start opposite Larry Fitzgerald, allowing Roberts to join Early Doucet amo...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  9. Around the NFC West: Andre Roberts' rise

    Mike Sando

    The Arizona Cardinals drafted Michael Floyd to start at wide receiver opposite Larry Fitzgerald. They think Andre Roberts, displaced from the lineup by Floyd, will flourish from the slot, where he is naturally suited to line up. There could be a t...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  10. Around the NFC West: Judging Jed York

    Mike Sando

    Kevin Lynch of Niner Insider evaluates Jed York as the San Francisco 49ers' president, outlining the good and bad during York's tenure. Lynch on one of the positives: "York held the line against draft-slot busting contract demands of wide receiver Mi...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  11. Seahawks score victories on inactive lists

    Mike Sando

    NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Saints named Reggie Bush, Pierre Thomas, Jeremy Shockey and Darren Sharper inactive against the Seattle Seahawks. Seattle, meanwhile, has left tackle Russell Okung and slot receiver Brandon Stokley back from injuries...

    Blog | November 21, 2010
  12. Gonzalez fills key role for Colts

    Mike Sando

    The Colts believe rookie WR Anthony Gonzalez has the speed and smarts to make immediate contributions in the slot receiver role, writes Mike Sando.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2007