Around the NFL

Patriots, Matthew Slater agree to two-year extension

One of the pillars of the Patriots' dynasty isn't going anywhere.

Special teams maven Matthew Slater agreed to a two-year extension with New England, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source. The deal is worth $5.3 million with $2.375 million guaranteed, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.

ESPN first reported the news.

The 34-year-old Slater is coming off another All-Pro campaign, his fifth in 12 years with the Patriots. He is currently the team's third-longest tenured player, behind quarterback Tom Brady (20 seasons) and kicker Stephen Gostkowski (14 seasons).

Slater, who's long worked exclusively on special teams, recorded 10 tackles and recovered a fumble this past season en route to making his eighth Pro Bowl team. That broke Steve Tasker's record for most special teams nods.

It also earned the three-time Super Bowl champion a new deal through the 2021 season just before he was set to hit free agency.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content


See all the Action

Replay every game all season.