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Matthew Slater Backs Tom Brady, Calls Him ‘The Heartbeat Of This Team’

FOXBOROUGH — Bill Belichick set the tone for his players Wednesday by explicitly telling reporters the decision to uphold Tom Brady’s four-game suspension had “already been addressed” by team owner Robert Kraft. But that didn’t stop New England Patriots captain Matthew Slater from making one thing clear: He and the team have Brady’s back. “I think it’s safe to...
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Patriots WR Matthew Slater has scholarship named after him

Believe it or not, but there is actually news coming out of New England that doesn't have to do with Tom Brady's suspension. Matthew Slater was honored with a scholarship named after him at Fisher College, a four-year school in Boston. The special teams captain gave the school's commencement speech back in May, but was honored with the creation of the new $5,000 scholarship on Tuesday...
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The most underappreciated player on the New England Patriots

There’s so many stars on the New England Patriots roster that it’s hard to keep track.  Tom Brady might just be the greatest NFL quarterback of all time.  Rob Gronkowski might just be the best tight end in the game.  Stephen Gostkowski has the most points scored in a single season in team history. Let’s not forget that the Patriots also have the greatest coach of all time...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Check out Matthew Slater’s awesome speech from last year’s playoff run

Matthew Slater doesn’t get the national attention that so many of the Patriots do, but he is an integral part of this team. And that was evidenced by the quick, yet powerful, speech he gave after New England’s hard-fought victory over the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings: From 1-32 based on chances of making the Hall of Fame Top 10 in...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthew Slater: NFLPA Advised Patriots Not To Talk About ‘DeflateGate’

The New England Patriots have been urged to clam up this week. So basically, business as usual. Patriots special-teams ace Matthew Slater told’s Mike Reiss that the NFL players association has advised the team not to talk about the DeflateGate controversy. Slater is the Patriots’ players union representative. Quarterback Tom Brady addressed the media for 30 minutes...
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthew Slater One Of Eight Finalists For NFL’s Sportsmanship Award

The Patriots rewarded Matthew Slater for his performance this season with a contract extension, but now the NFL is recognizing him for more than just his football skills. The New England Patriots special teamer is one of eight finalists for the league’s first Sportsmanship Award, the NFL announced Monday. The field was narrowed from 32 players — one...
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots, Matthew Slater Agree To Two-Year Contract Extension

The New England Patriots reportedly have locked up one of their most underrated players. The Patriots and special teams savant Matthew Slater have come to terms on a two-year contract extension, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. The reported extension is worth $4 million and will keep Slater in Foxboro through the 2016 season. Patriots head coach Bill...
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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