Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that New England Patriots wide receiver and special teams specialist, Matthew Slater, will be out four to six weeks with a broken wrist.Slater, a WR in name only, is the Patriots’ captain on special teams and only plays offense in emergencies.  A Pro Bowler the last two seasons, Slater’s coverage on kickoffs and punts is remarkable and this loss will certainly hurt the Patriots’ kick and punt coverage.It is unknown when exactly Slater injured the wrist.  Called upon to fill the void left by Slater are cornerback Marquice Cole and safety Nate Ebner. Not only does this hurt the Patriots’ kicking game, it potentially could hurt the Patriots’ already stagnant passing attack.  With WR Danny Amendola’s health in question, the rookies still trying to find their way and tight end Rob Gronkowski still not at 100%, Slater could have come in for a handful of snaps on offense if necessary.Now the Patriots do not even have that option.  Another key injury for the Patriots and another player down might prove too much to overcome even for this team.  However, the Patriots always preach from their Pats’ pulpit how much depth they have.  For this season, the really are going to have to prove it. You can follow me on twitter @TheSoftParade69Talk football talk cigars talk anything, I know a little about a lot.Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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