Found March 15, 2012 on Sox and Dawgs:
Gettyimageproxy.ashx_requesturl_http_3a_2f_2fcache.gettyimages.com_2fxc_2f82054774.jpg_3fv_3d1_26c_3dewsasset_26k_3d2_26d_3d17a4ad9fdb9cf1935e9d3d1a6545d2bb5c3ca47b02982db4
What has been reported and rumored for a few days now is official the New England Patriots have signed WR and special teams captain Matthew Slater to a new contract.  Terms have the deal have yet to be disclosed. Slater also played some safety for team this past season when the defense was decimated by injuries.  He played in all 16 games and was elected to the Pro Bowl for the first time. In addition the team has announced they have signed DT Marcus Harrison.  Harrison made a brief appearance with the team in 2011.  When I say brief, I mean brief, he was signed on a Friday and cut the next day. Harrison, formerly played for the Chicago Bears, and attended the University of Arkansas.  The 27-year old was drafted in 2008 in the third round and has played in 17 games in three seasons with Chicago. Follow Steve on Twitter @SteveMichaelsII Photo credit: Getty Images
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Reports Indicate Slater to Stay a Patriot

According to several published reports this afternoon, the New England Patriots have signed WR Matthew Slater to a new contract.  Terms at this time are not available. Slater was the Patriots special teams captain and led the squad in tackles and earned his first Pro Bowl selection.  He also saw some time at wide receiver and is expected to compete for spot as New England...

Greg Bedard reports that the Pats have come to terms with Dan...

Greg Bedard reports that the Pats have come to terms with Dan Connolly, and also speculates that it likely means the end of the line for Dan Koppen in New England, which is the end of era. We all took for granted how seamlessly Connolly replaced Koppen this year at center, which is no easy task. Clearly the Patriots like what he did and perhaps see a long term future for him there...

Source: Tracy White Re-Signs With Patriots As They Continue to Solidify Special Teams

The Patriots have continued to load up on special teams in the opening 24 hours of free agency. Linebacker Tracy White re-signed with New England on Wednesday, according to a source. White has been an integral member of the Patriots' special teams units since 2010, and he was second on the Pats with 14 special teams tackles (11 solo) last season. Linebacker and special teamer...

Rob Gronkowski, Wes Welker Squaring Off in EA Sports Madden '13 Cover Vote

We already know Rob Gronkowski is fiesta, but will he be a Madden cover boy next? Gronk and Wes Welker are the Patriots' nominees for the chance to be the cover athlete on this year's Madden NFL video game. However, each team gets two nominees, so Welker and Gronkowski are battling it out in the first round of voting to decide who will move on to voting against the other...

Report: Dan Connolly Re-Signs With Patriots, Who Choose Familiar Face

There are a handful of really good centers on the free-agent market, but the Patriots opted for a familiar face who has been a valued offensive lineman in New England for five seasons. Dan Connolly re-signed Thursday with the Patriots, according to the Boston Globe. Connolly has been with the Patriots since 2007, but his greatest contributions have come in the last two seasons. He...

Patriots Sign Two More: White, Gregory

The Patriots announced two more signings Friday. Linebacker Tracy White rejoins the team, and the club confirmed previous reports that free agent Steve Gregory agreed to terms.

The Newest Patriot - Jonathan Fanene - DL (by...

The Newest Patriot - Jonathan Fanene - DL (by PatriotsRazorDotCom) Wow I sure do like the looks of this guy! Without Myron Pryor and Mike Wright last year the Pats lacked any real interior pass rush threat and it looks like Fanene will give them some of that presence back.

Patriots lay low as free agency enters 5th day

Anybody who thought the Patriots would make an initial splash in free agency better not be holding their breath. We put out our wish list and it already has been shot to peices. High profile wide receivers Marques Colston and Reggie Wayne re-signed with their current teams. Brandon Lloyd, after all his spin on the Patriots is making his rounds around the league. The Patriots...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.