Matthew Slater

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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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Ryan Hannable
December 11, 2018 - 12:37 pm
The biggest concern following Sunday's stunning loss to the Dolphins was how the team would react and potentially let it linger. After going into Gillette Stadium for meetings on Monday, it does not seem like that will be the case, as the team has already turned the page and has moved on to the...
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Ryan Hannable
December 09, 2018 - 11:33 pm
MIAMI — You’d be hard-pressed to find a worse regular-season loss for the Patriots when it comes to going from one second the game is won to the next it being lost. The Patriots led by five points with seven seconds left and the ball 69 yards away from the end zone, but miraculously, a completion...
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Ryan Hannable
November 25, 2018 - 6:24 pm
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It’s not too often the Patriots get blown out past the early part of the season. That is what happened the last time the Patriots took the field — Week 10 in Tennessee, a 34-10 defeat. With a whole extra week to dwell on the loss because of their bye, the Patriots entered...
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Ryan Hannable
October 02, 2018 - 9:40 am
FOXBORO -- While a few players -- Tom Brady and Deatrich Wise -- have been on record this week saying they don't mind the Thursday games, one Patriots player does. Matthew Slater. The Patriots' special teams captain and NFLPA rep spoke Monday about the games and said it's a player safety issue...
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Ryan Hannable
October 01, 2018 - 6:22 pm
FOXBORO -- It's Week 5 in the 2018 NFL season and that means Julian Edelman's four-game suspension is over. The Patriots wide receiver was back in the Gillette Stadium facility Monday as the team prepares for the Colts Thursday night, and his teammates seemed thrilled to have him back. “He’s a key...
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Ryan Hannable
September 24, 2018 - 9:08 am
DETROIT -- Matthew Slater has been in New England a long time. While he's seen a lot of wins over the years, he's also been part of a few tough stretches along the way, which the Patriots have down a good job of not letting spiral, having not lost three straight games since 2002. Speaking following...
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Ryan Hannable
September 24, 2018 - 2:31 am
DETROIT — This was not the typical postgame locker room for the Patriots, even after a loss. This felt different. Following the Patriots’ 26-10 loss to the Lions, the locker room felt like it took a bit longer than usual to open, and then Bill Belichick quickly made his way to the podium in a room...
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