I suspect that Edelman will get more work in the slot now that Hernandez is gone. Last year we had Welker and Hernandez in the slot. After all, the beginning of the year controversy surrounded the idea that Edelman might get reps in the slot taking Welker or Hernandez off the field. Yes, I know that Edelman is likely to play only half a season. However, a half season might be useful, given the experience of our other wideouts.