Special-teams ace catching on at WR

With 16 receptions for 229 yards, Sam Aiken's becoming a key Brady target

Updated: December 3, 2009, 2:39 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- In his 85th NFL game and on his 53rd career catch, Patriots wide receiver Sam Aiken finally found the end zone with a 54-yard touchdown reception in New England's Week 7 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Maybe it was appropriate that the touchdown, which was highlighted by Aiken's ability to run away from defenders after a short grab, came on foreign soil inside London's Wembley Stadium. After all, it's been a long journey to the end zone for Aiken.

So long, in ...

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