Slot Receivers in the NFL

In the NFL, slot is a receiver position that combines elements of wide receiver and running back. Slot receivers are typically shorter and faster than traditional wide receivers, but they have the versatility to run in-line routes or out-of-line routes. They must have excellent chemistry with the quarterback to maximize their effectiveness. They also must have advanced blocking skills because they are often responsible for opening up gaps for the rest of the offense.

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