FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today that they have re-signed WR Matthew Slater. Terms of the contract were not announced.
Slater, 32, is a veteran of 10 NFL seasons with the Patriots after originally joining the team as a fifth-round draft pick (153rd overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft out of UCLA. The 6-foot, 205-pounder has played in 141 regular season games with three starts and 20 postseason contests with one start. Slater is a seven-time team captain and has earned seven consecutive Pro Bowl invitations as a special teamer, matching Steve Tasker (1987, 90-95) for most special teams Pro Bowl honors in NFL history. He has registered 136 special teams tackles during his career in the regular season and 14 in the postseason. In 2017, Slater was limited to nine regular season games and finished with seven special teams tackles. He played in all three playoff games and made two special teams tackles.