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Matthew Slater signs two-year deal to remain with Patriots

With the 2020 NFL offseason programs potentially changing due to the coronavirus impact, Mike Florio and Michael David Smith examine if Tom Brady's free agency choice could change.

Matthew Slater, the son of Hall of Famer Jackie Slater, has been a member of the Patriots since 2008. That relationship will continue into 2020.

According to, Slater has agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Patriots. The deal reportedly is similar to Slater’s prior contract, which averaged $2.6 million per year.

Officially a receiver, Slater has been primarily a fixture on special teams for the Patriots. He last caught a pass in 2011.

Via Mike Reiss of, Slater has led the Patriots in special-teams tackles for eight of his 12 NFL seasons.