Matthew Slater

Matthew Slater

Bio
Height/Weight: 6' 0"/205 lbs
Born: Orange, California
College: UCLA
Draft: 2008 5th round (18th pick) by the
  • All eight Patriots opt-outs in 2020 plan to play this season
    BostonGlobe.com

    All eight Patriots opt-outs in 2020 plan to play this season

    Few players are more well-versed in New England’s complicated playbook. In addition, the nine-year veteran is one of the most popular and well-respected players in the locker room. Vitale was signed last March and seen as the leading candidate to replace the retired James Develin at fullback.

  • Patriots' linebacker group did not play well in 2020, and the future doesn't look so great
    The MetroWest Daily News

    Patriots' linebacker group did not play well in 2020, and the future doesn't look so great

    Contract situation: The Patriots have a few young players tied up, but enter 2021 without much long-term security at this position. Bentley, 24, is in the final year of his rookie contract. He’ll be a cap hit of nearly $1 million in 2021 and then a free agent in 2022.

  • BostonGlobe.com

    The latest buzz on the NFL quarterback market

    All they have to do is give him a new contract with void years, convert most of his $19 million salary to signing bonus, and they can create nearly $13.5 million in cap space. The fact that they left the meeting without a contract suggests it’s not set in stone that Roethlisberger will be back, or perhaps they are squabbling over dollars. Bill Belichick’s praise for Cam Newton throughout the 2020 season wasn’t an act.