Patriots, Matthew Slater Agree To Extension

The Patriots and Matt Slater have agreed to an extension, as Field Yates of tweets. It’s a It’s a one-year, $1.8MM deal that will take the wide receiver/special teams specialist through 2017. New England Patriots general helmet (Featured)

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The five-time Pro Bowler was originally slated to hit the open market following the 2016 season. Slater, who turns 31 in September, has just one reception and seven targets his credit in eight years with the Patriots. Still, he is an important cog in the third facet of the Pats’ game and they wanted to ensure that he would remain in New England beyond this season.

In other Patriots news, one-time Pats hopeful Tim Tebow auditioned for MLB teams on Tuesday afternoon. The Patriots also placed Sebastian Vollmer and Dion Lewis on the PUP list, as expected. Both players will be sidelined for at least six weeks of the NFL season.

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