• by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Patriots remove Matthew Slater from PUP list

    Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater was removed the Physically Unable to Perform list on Monday, reports ESPN.com. While Slater was able to practice Monday, he has not been cleared for full-contact practice and was wearing a red non-contact jersey. "Not fun," he said after practice. "Red means stop. It's not something that I'm used to doing, but the medical staff knows what's best for me, so you just have to listen to the doctor's orders and take it one day at a time."

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Matthew Slater: NFLPA 'instructed' Pats not to address Deflategate

    Patriots special teamer Matthew Slater told reporters that the NFL Players Association has "instructed" New England players to not publicly address Deflategate, according to the team's official website. The 29-year-old Slater is a team representative for the union. "I'd love to get into that with you, but we have been instructed by our union as players to reserve comment on this situation," Slater said. "It's an ongoing investigation, so in order to protect our players, we're going to go ahead and not talk about that." The NFL found 11 of 12 game balls the Patriots used in the first half in Sunday's AFC Championship against the Colts were significantly underinflated after being deemed legal before the game. The investigation is being led by NFL executive vice president Jeff Pash and Ted Wells. The league has yet to release its findings. Coach Bill Belichick also addressed the media in an impromptu press conference to reveal that his team conducted an "internal study," which revealed that the Patriots "followed every rule to the letter." Like Slater, Belichick vowed not to speak on Deflategate again. New England will square off against Seattle in the Super Bowl on Feb. 1.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Chargers defensive back Darrell Stuckey heading to Pro Bowl

    Chargers defensive back Darrell Stuckey has been named as a replacement for Patriots special teamer Matthew Slater in the 2015 Pro Bowl, the team announced Monday. Stuckey totaled 17 tackles as a member of the special teams unit in San Diego.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Report: Patriots sign Matthew Slater to two-year contract extension

    The Patriots have signed wide receiver Matthew Slater, who primarily plays on special teams, to a two-year, $4 million contract extension, sources told ESPN. The contract runs through the 2016 season.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Patriots list Week 11 inactives vs. Colts

    The Patriots have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's matchup with the Colts: defensive linemen Chandler Jones (hip) and Casey Walker, wide receiver Aaron Dobson, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, running back James White, offensive lineman Jordan Devey and safety Don Jones. All four players listed as questionable for Sunday's game are active, including center Ryan Wendell (knee), offensive tackle Cameron Fleming (finger), defensive tackle Dominique Easley (knee) and safety Nate Ebner (finger). Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) and wide receiver Matthew Slater (shoulder) also active after being listed as probable to play.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Patriots fine physically heading into Sunday game

    The Patriots are in good shape physically heading into their Sunday night game at Indianapolis. Only defensive Chandler Jones (hip), who is out, has received a worse designation than questionable. The questionables are defensive lineman Dominique Easley (knee), defensive back Nate Ebner (finger) and offensive linemen Cameron Fleming (finger) and Ryan Wendell (knee). Quarterback Tom Brady (ankle) and wideout Matthew Slater (shoulder) are probable.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    As usual, Tom Brady good to go for Patriots

    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is good to go Week 9 against the Broncos. Brady was listed as probable on the team's injury report due to an ankle injury. He was never a candidate to miss the game. The team will also have Brandon Browner , who was also listed as probable. Dominique Easley, Nate Ebner and Matthew Slater are also active. The three entered the game considered questionable.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Patriots list four as questionable Week 9

    The Patriots have listed four players as questionable heading into Week 9. Dominique Easley, Nate Ebner, Cameron Fleming and Matthew Slater will all be game-time decisions against Denver. Both Ebner and Fleming are dealing with finger injuries. Easley has a knee issue, while Slater is dealing with a shoulder injury.

  • by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

    Patriots to have most of their questionable players Sunday

    The Patriots should have most of their questionable players available Week 8. Dan Connolly, Dominique Easley, Matthew Slater, Bryan Stork and Shane Vereen are all active for the contest. Both Connolly and Stork have been dealing with concussions, but will attempt to play.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Patriots add Vereen to final injury report for Chicago game

    The Patriots listed 13 players on their final injury report for their Week 8 home game against Chicago. Chandler Jones (hip) is the only player on the list to be ruled out for the game. Shane Vereen was a late addition to the report because of an illness. He missed practice Friday and was labeled questionable. Dan Connolly (concussion), Dominique Easley (shoulder, knee), Nate Ebner (finger), Cameron Fleming (finger), Matthew Slater (shoulder) and Bryan Stork (concussion) were deemed questionable. Meanwhile, Tom Brady (ankle), Brandon Browner (ankle), Jamie Collins (thigh), Dont'a Hightower (knee) and Devin McCourty (rib) were all full participants in Friday's practice session and officially ruled probable for Sunday.