WR - NE
Per Field Yates, the Patriots are re-signing wide receiver Matthew Slater to a one-year deal worth $2.62M fully guaranteed.
Slater is coming back to the Patriots for his 15th NFL season. The 10-time Pro Bowl special team specialist will continue to be a strong leader for the Patriots franchise.
Field Yates of ESPN reports the Patriots have come to terms on a two-year contract with free agent Matthew Slater.
Yates adds that the deal is "similar" to Slater's last contract, which paid him $2.6 million per season. The 34-year-old has been one of the best special teams players in the league since arriving in New England back in 2008.
Matthew Slater (foot) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jets. Slater sustained a foot injury last Sunday against the Niners and was unable to join his team at practice this week. His next chance to play will come in Week 13 versus the Rams.
Slater is one of the top players on special teams in the NFL. Unfortunately, that does not translate into fantasy and he has no value and should not be owned.
Slater suffered a knee injury during Sunday's victory over the Colts, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. The extent of Slater's setback is uncertain, but he was spotted being transported by a cart after Sunday's game.
Matt Slater is listed as a WR but is on the team for his outstanding special teams play. Losing him would be a big impact on the New England DST. More news should come out on Tuesday on his injury.