Originally posted on Patriots Locker  |  Last updated 11/5/11

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots looks on against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Ravens won 33-14. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
The New England Patriots need more production in the return game, especially on kickoffs.  Julian Edelman has been the return man used the most by the Patriots this year as he has returned 9 kickoffs for 214 yards (23.8 avg) and 9 punts for 105 yards (11.7 avg).  Stevan Ridley (7 returns, 152 yards, 21.7 avg), Danny Woodhead (4 returns, 74 yards, 18.5 avg), Matthew Slater (2 returns for 44 yards), Rob Gronkowski (1 return for 11 yards) and Rob Ninkovich (1 return for 10 yards) also have pitched in on kickoff returns for the Patriots this year.  WR Wes Welker has returned 8 punts for 82 yards (10.3 avg) so far for the Patriots this year.  The Patriots have now returned 24 kickoffs for 505 yards (21.0 avg) and 17 punts for 187 yards (11.0 avg) so far this year.
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