Slater, selected to his first Pro Bowl last season, also has played wide receiver and safety in his four seasons since being drafted by the Patriots in the fifth round out of UCLA in 2008. Last season, he had one reception for 46 yards, 10 defensive tackles and three kickoff returns for 54 yards. He led the Patriots with 17 special teams tackles.
Mike Tomlin: Undefeated Steelers looked 'really junior varsity' despite win
In the aftermath of a ridiculously long Week 12, the Steelers collected an important 19-14 win over the Ravens. Coach Mike Tomlin was hardly pleased with his team's performance though, characterizing it as "really junior varsity."
Amid tough times, QB Trace McSorley's 70-yard TD throw provides highlight for Ravens
Most often inactive, QB Trace McSorley appeared in just his second NFL game and, though it was just briefly, brought the Ravens back to life with a thrilling 70-yard touchdown to Marquise Brown that stood as the largest highlight of Wednesday's game.