Matthew Slater

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Ryan Hannable
August 18, 2019 - 9:42 am
While the Patriots beat the Titans 22-17 in the second preseason game Saturday night, the biggest story with the team is wide receiver Josh Gordon being reinstated on a conditional basis by the NFL. Gordon can officially return to the team Sunday, and is permitted to attend, but not play in...
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Andy Hart
July 24, 2019 - 3:19 pm
The Patriots reported for training camp Wednesday morning at Gillette Stadium. On Thursday they will hold their first full-squad practice of the summer, the first on-field step toward the regular season and New England defending its sixth Super Bowl title. Special teams captain Matthew Slater...
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Ryan Hannable
April 17, 2019 - 10:51 am
Matthew Slater is embarking on his 12th NFL season and it's also his first in nine years without having Rob Gronkowski as a teammate. The former Patriots tight end retired this offseason and with the Patriots beginning their voluntary offseason workout program this week, it's their first time...
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Ryan Hannable
March 13, 2019 - 7:31 pm
The Patriots took care of their special teams on Wednesday. According to ESPN's Field Yates , Matthew Slater had his 2019 option picked up by the team and because of that earned a $400,000 roster bonus. This wasn't too much of a surprise, but more of a housekeeping move. Slater will turn 34 years...
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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman
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Ryan Hannable
February 13, 2019 - 1:39 pm
One of the highlights of the NFL Films footage following Super Bowl LIII was Julian Edelman sharing a moment with Matthew Slater telling him he had won MVP. The two players came into the league a year apart -- Slater in 2008 and Edelman in 2009 -- so they have formed a very special bond, including...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady
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Ryan Hannable
January 21, 2019 - 8:08 am
KANSAS CITY — You couldn’t really have scripted it any better than that. The Patriots’ 37-31 overtime win over the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday in the AFC championship was indicative of how the entire 2018 season went — lots of bumps along the way, but in the end proving a lot of people wrong...
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Ryan Hannable
January 16, 2019 - 8:30 am
FOXBORO -- The Patriots special teams were not good at all during the beginning of the season, and that included Week 6 when the Patriots played the Chiefs at Gillette Stadium. Kick returner Tremon Smith had 180 yards on four returns, which included a 97-yarder late in the fourth quarter that set...
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Ryan Hannable
January 07, 2019 - 5:36 pm
FOXBORO -- Over the course of his career, Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater has played in 20 postseason games, so he knows a thing or two of what to expect. When speaking Monday at Gillette Stadium, Slater acknowledged playoff games are played at a different speed than the regular...
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Ryan Hannable
December 20, 2018 - 5:58 pm
FOXBORO -- The mood in the Patriots locker room Thursday wasn't much different than in the past, but clearly things were different with Josh Gordon no longer being part of the team following his suspension for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement under the policy and program for...
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Ryan Hannable
December 20, 2018 - 5:35 pm
FOXBORO -- If there is one Patriots player to go to after a situation like Josh Gordon's, it's special teams captain Matthew Slater. Speaking Thursday in the locker room, Slater reacted to the news of Gordon stepping away from the game and also being suspended indefinitely by the league. “I think...
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