The New England Patriots made a decision on Matthew
Matthew Slater will be part of the Patriots family next season, and ESPN’s Field Yates was the first to report the news. Yates said that Slater was also given a $400,000 roster bonus. This is not actually bad at all. His option is now picked up, and Slater will earn $1.6 million in base salary for 2019, and will also have a $2.9 million cap hit.
Slater was part of the Patriots organization since the team picked him in the 2008 NFL Draft out of UCLA. He was a key player in the Patriots locker room and had a big role as top gunner on special teams. Slater helped the Patriots win three Super Bowls, ad was also named a seven time Pro Bowler, four time first-team All-Pro, and it is also one of the biggest fan favorites to play in Foxboro.
Matt Slater, he’s legitimately not a friend, not a best friend, he’s a
brother,” Edelman told King. “We lived together for four years,
me and Matt. And he’s like the Reverend, I’m a Jew. We’re like polar opposites
with a lot of things and everyone always thought it was a funny dynamic that we
lived together, but we have shared some special moments just through our
career. Guys on the fence early in the career, just grinding away trying to
create a role.”
been there not to support me, but in not even trying to support me, he was just
there. There’s a lot of ups and downs in life, and Slate has always been one
guy that you can always just count on for unbelievable advice — the way his
parents brought him up and the kind of family he came from, he’s just someone
you want to surround yourself with because you know it is right.”