Matthew Slater returning for a 16th season

February 18, 2023

(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) The Patriots announced on Friday that Matthew Slater is planning on returning for a 16th season. The news comes as a surprise as many thought Slater would retire after last season. How do we 𝙛𝙚𝙚𝙚𝙚𝙡!? — New England Patriots (@Patriots) February 18, 2023 The announcement was met with universal applause. Slater is one of the greatest special teams players of all time and an all time…


Patriots: Players honored to be part of Kraft’s 500th game as owner

September 21, 2022

Image courtesy of the New England Patriots On September 4, 1994, Robert Kraft watched as the Patriots suffered a heartbreaking 39-35 loss to the Miami Dolphins. That day, Kraft wasn’t just a lifelong fan, but the new owner of the Patriots after taking over in January. The team got him his first win two weeks later, beating the Bengals 31-28 on September 18, 1994. Nearly 28 years to the day…


Patriots: 2022 captians announced, what stands out?

September 7, 2022

Images courtesy of At the end of his media availability on Wednesday, Bill Belichick announced which players had been selected as captains for the 2022 season. Matt Slater (special teams), Devin McCourty, Deatrich Wise Jr., Ja’Whaun Bentley (defense), David Andrews and Mac Jones (offense) were all chosen to lead the team this season. A few of these were no brainers, but a few others guys are interesting selections. Slater,…


Patriots: Tyquan Thornton getting adjusted to life in the NFL

July 29, 2022

When the Patriots drafted speedy wide receiver Tyquan Thornton in April, most people around here didn’t know much about him. The 40-time was really all people cared about, but once training camp started this week, fans expected to see this new fast car let loose out of the garage right away. That hasn’t been the case yet as Thornton has been pretty quiet while guys like DeVante Parker, Tre Nixon…


Patriots: Slater eager to help Pats again

March 17, 2022

Photo: Matt Slocum/AP There are some guys who are just put on this earth to be football players, one of them is Matthew Slater. After agreeing to come back for a 15th season, Slater met with the media on Thursday morning to discuss why he came back and how that decision making process looked, among other things. “I’m certainly so thankful to be sitting in this position talking to you…


Patriots: Mainstays Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater sign two year deals to remain in New England

March 16, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Even before the “legal” tampering period began for free agency on Monday, the Patriots were busy locking up two important veterans over the weekend. Special teams captain and locker room leader Matthew Slater (2 years) and safety/fellow locker room leader and captain Devin McCourty (2 years) each signed extensions.  Of course, the biggest fish in the free agency pond not only for the Patriots but for…