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18 Matthew Slater WR

New England Patriots

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March 14, 2020 09:52 AM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Signs two-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater and the Patriots have agreed on a two-year contract extension, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Slater has been with the Patriots since he was drafted in 2008. He is widely considered one of the best special teams players in the league, so this move certainly makes sense for New England.

November 24, 2019 03:36 PM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Ready to rock
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater (hamstring) is officially active for Sunday's game against Dallas.

Slater popped up on the injury report for Friday's practice session, but as evidenced by this news, it was nothing more than a precaution. Now that the 34-year-old is officially healthy, he's expected to be deployed in his usual depth receiver role while operating on special teams.

November 22, 2019 05:12 PM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Nursing hamstring injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater has a hamstring injury and is questionable for Sunday's game versus Dallas.

Slater didn't appear on the injury report until Friday as a limited practice participant. The 34-year-old's absence would be felt on special teams should he end up inactive.

January 1, 2019 06:36 PM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Records 11 tackles in 2018
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater logged 11 special teams tackles in 2018.

Though listed as a wide receiver, the 33-year-old hasn't caught a pass since the 2011 campaign. Slater earns his keep as a core special teamer, a role he's slated to reprise next season, given that he's signed through 2019.

November 11, 2018 12:00 PM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Active Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater (illness) is active for Sunday's matchup with the Titans.

Slater was a late addition to the injury report after coming down with an illness over the weekend. He doesn't have a large role on the offense so his illness shouldn't impact the team much, even if he is slightly limited during the game.

November 12, 2018 01:56 PM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Late addition to injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans with an illness.

Slater likely fell ill at some point Saturday or early Sunday, as he wasn't included on New England's injury report throughout the week. The late addition isn't the most encouraging sign for his availability, but the Patriots will see how he progresses in the next few hours before determining his status for the 1 p.m. EST kickoff. Though listed as a receiver on the roster, Slater rarely sees snaps on offense and instead makes his biggest impact on the Patriots' special-teams units.

August 16, 2018 03:20 PM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Unlikely to play Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater (undisclosed) isn't expected to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Eagles, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Although Slater's is generously labeled as a wide receiver, he's mainly used as a returner and special teams gunner. The 32-year-old is entering his 11th season with the Patriots, but he hasn't hauled in a pass since the 2011 season. He's off the PUP list now, though, so expect him to return to action soon.

August 8, 2018 08:12 PM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Off of PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater (undisclosed) has passed his physical, per NFL Communications, and has been activated from the PUP list, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.

Slater should resume his pursuit of a roster spot as a depth wideout and a special teams contributor after a delayed start to camp due to an undisclosed injury. The veteran has just one reception over the course of his extensive career, so it's safe to assume he won't be a viable option in almost all leagues.

August 2, 2018 09:40 AM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: In line to return from PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater was spotted at Thursday's practice in a uniform and pads, suggesting his activation from the PUP list is imminent, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.

Slater began camp relegated to the sidelines with an undisclosed injury, but that shouldn't greatly affect his role given that he's been in the same organization his entire career. He hasn't caught a pass since the 2011 campaign, but played 125 snaps on special teams over nine games in 2017 before signing a two-year extension this offseason.

July 26, 2018 03:00 PM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Placed on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater was placed on the Patriots' Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday due to an undisclosed injury, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

The special teams ace will have a delayed start to his preparations for the 2018 season as he recovers from the injury. Slater signed a two-year extension with the Patriots this offseason and has spent his entire career in New England.

March 21, 2018 11:48 AM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Re-signs for two more seasons
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater has signed a two-year deal to remain with the Patriots, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

The 32-year-old rarely contributes on offense, but the 2008 fifth-rounder has been a mainstay on special teams for the Patriots since then, and that's a role Slater will reprise in 2018.

December 12, 2017 01:36 PM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Will play Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater (hamstring) is officially active for Monday night's game against the Dolphins.

Slater returns after a three-week absence from the hamstring injury he sustained against the Broncos in Week 10. The 32-year-old should resume his role as a special teams ace in Monday's contest.

December 9, 2017 07:08 PM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Questionable for Week 14
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Dolphins, Doug Kyed of NESN.com reports.

Slater was a limited participant in practice this week to earn the questionable designation. The 31-year-old has missed three consecutive games but will hope to return to his role as special teams ace for the Patriots against the Dolphins.

December 8, 2017 04:36 PM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Limited Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater (hamstring) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice.

Slater has kicked off Week 14 preparations with a pair of limited practices, but he may need to put in a full session Friday in order to avoid an injury tag heading into Monday's game against the Dolphins. If active Monday, Slater, who has missed the team's last three contests, would see the majority of his snaps on special teams.

December 3, 2017 02:16 PM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Sidelined Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's tilt against Miami.

Slater was limited in practice for the second week in a row and will miss his third straight contest. Slater's absence shouldn't have much impact on the offense.

November 26, 2017 11:56 AM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Inactive Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's matchup with the Dolphins.

Slater was limited in practice throughout the week and was considered a toss up heading into Sunday. His absence shouldn't impact the offense greatly, as Slater plays mainly special teams.

November 25, 2017 12:00 PM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Status uncertain Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Patriots have deemed Slater (hamstring) as questionable for their matchup versus the Dolphins on Sunday.

Slater was limited in practice all week and is trending toward a true game-time decision Sunday. The veteran missed last week's game versus the Raiders. His presence is mainly felt on special teams, so the Patriots' offense is not expected to be affected should he remain sidelined.

November 18, 2017 09:28 AM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Ruled out Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

Slater was unable to practice this week after sustaining the hamstring injury in the Patriots' Week 10 win over the Broncos. The 32-year-old is a valued presence on special teams, but with just one NFL reception to his name over 137 career regular-season contests, his absence won't mean much for fantasy purposes.

November 15, 2017 01:32 PM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Unlikely to play Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater (hamstring) isn't expected to play Sunday against the Raiders, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

Slater sustained the hamstring injury in the Week 10 win over the Broncos in Denver, and rather than remain in Colorado Springs to train with the team, he elected to return to New England to rehab the injury. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, a source described Slater's injury as "serious," suggesting that the Patriots' special teams ace could be sidelined for additional time beyond Sunday. With just eight offensive snaps on the season, Slater's expected absence won't have an impact on the Patriots' passing attack, but his presence would be missed on the team's kick-coverage units.

November 13, 2017 11:44 AM
Patriots' Matthew Slater: Won't return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Slater (hamstring) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game in Denver.

Slater went down in the first half. It's difficult to speculate on his availability for next week's matchup with the Raiders since the severity of his hamstring injury is unknown.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Receiving Stats
SeasonTeamGGSRECYDSReAvgLGTD20+40+1st
2020NE0000---00000
2019NE160000.000000
2018NE160000.000000
2017NE90000.000000
2016NE130000.000000
2015NE160000.000000
2014NE160000.000000
2013NE120000.000000
2012NE160000.000000
2011NE16314646.0460111
2010NE150000.000000
2009NE140000.000000
2008NE140000.0-1270000
Total173314646.0460111
Career Rushing Stats
SeasonTeamGGSATTYDSRuAvgLGTD20+1st
2020NE0000---0000
2019NE160000.00000
2018NE160000.00000
2017NE90000.00000
2016NE130155.05001
2015NE160000.00000
2014NE160000.00000
2013NE120000.00000
2012NE160000.00000
2011NE163000.00000
2010NE150000.00000
2009NE140166.06000
2008NE140000.0-127000
Total17332115.56001
Career Kick Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGLGTD
2020NE000---00
2019NE1600---00
2018NE1600---00
2017NE900---00
2016NE1335217.3190
2015NE1600---00
2014NE1624422.0260
2013NE122105.0100
2012NE1623919.5200
2011NE1646817.0220
2010NE1500---00
2009NE141126924.5350
2008NE141115514.1310
Total1733563718.2350
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/205
Birthdate:
9/9/1985
Age:
34
Hometown:
Baldwin Park, CA, USA
School:
UCLA
NFL Experience:
13
Awards: