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Patriots Injury Report: Patrick Chung Added; Matthew Slater Limited

FOXBORO, Mass. — Add another name to the New England Patriots’ lengthy injury report. Patriots safety Patrick Chung was a full participant despite being added to the list with a foot ailment. Matthew Slater, who didn’t participate in practice Wednesday, was limited Thursday. Chung first injured his foot prior to the Patriots’ Week 12 mathup with the Denver Broncos. The Patriots...
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Injury Report: Matthew Slater Didn’t Participate, Jamie Collins Limited

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ injury report is lengthy heading into the AFC Championship Game. We’re nearly at the point where we could save time by telling you which Patriots players aren’t injured as they prepare for the Denver Broncos. Check out the injury report: DID NOT PARTICIPATE WR Matthew Slater (shin) LIMITED PARTICIPATION WR Danny Amendola (knee) TE...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady: Having family, kids makes game preparation ‘a lot different’

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady’s life has changed a lot since he entered the NFL more than a decade-and-a-half ago. The fresh-faced University of Michigan product now is a 38-year-old married father of three, and he’s learned over the course of his 16 NFL seasons how to balance the responsibilities of raising a family with the pressures of life as the New England Patriots...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Matthew Slater: My dad’s excited about L.A. Rams, but I’m not in fan club

FOXBORO, Mass. — Don’t worry, Patriots fans. Matthew Slater’s allegiances still lie in New England. The Patriots special teams captain is the son of Hall of Fame offensive tackle Jackie Slater, who spent his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Rams, including one year in St. Louis. The younger Slater grew up a Rams fan in the L.A. area, but he assured the media before...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matthew Slater confirms Patriots wanted to kick the ball in OT

The New England Patriots lost to the New York Jets in overtime Sunday at MetLife Stadium, 26-20, thanks to a head-scratching decision to kick off, rather than receive, the opening kickoff in the extra period. Here’s a video clip of kicker Matthew Slater, who was acting as team captain on the 50-yard line when the Patriots won the coin toss, telling the referee he wanted to kick...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthew Slater gets meme treatment after overtime decision

Matthew Slater could not escape the memes even though the New England Patriots’ poor decision to kickoff at the start of overtime was not his. Slater, a team captain, elected to kick after winning the coin toss in overtime against the New York Jets. The Jets took the ball and scored, ending the game immediately. Making the surreal scene even more unbelievable was that Slater...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthew Slater’s costly coin flip mistake sinks Patriots (video)

This might be the weirdest thing to happen in the saga of the Patriots-Jets rivalry since Bill Belichick resigned as “HC of the NYJ.” The Patriots and Jets were tied 20-20 after regulation, and the Patriots won the coin toss. However, Matthew Slater told referee Clete Blakeman that the Patriots wanted to kick. Why on earth would the Patriots not want the ball? Well, a look at...
Via The Sports Daily
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots lose game after controversial overtime coin toss decision

    The New England Patriots lost to the New York Jets 26-20 in overtime on Sunday following a mind-boggling decision to kick after winning the coin toss before the extra period. Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater called heads and won the toss, but he elected to kick. The New York Jets seemed shocked by the Patriots’ decision, but they happily received. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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