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  1. Matthew Slater: 'A lot to be excited about'

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater likes what he sees at this early stage of the 2014 league year, while at the same time acknowledging this is just the start of a long journey. "There's a lot to be exci...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  2. Leftover pieces of Patriots mail

    Mike Reiss

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- A few leftover pieces of mail from the weekly New England Patriots mailbag: Darryl Williams in Baltimore, Md., writes: Hey Mike, what would you predict the Patriots do about safety Adrian Wilson as far as a spot on the roster? I t...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  3. A day to highlight special teams market

    Mike Reiss

    On a day the Oakland Raiders signed special teams ace Taiwan Jones to a three-year contract extension through the 2017 season, it highlights the market for valuable specialists. It's a market in which Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater ...

    Blog | February 24, 2014
  4. Recapping Patriots in the Pro Bowl

    Mike Reiss

    The Pro Bowl is in the books, and it was a relatively quiet one from a Patriots perspective. The Patriots had three players participate -- left guard Logan Mankins, special teams captain Matthew Slater and kicker Stephen Gostkowski. Two others, qu...

    Blog | January 26, 2014
  5. Football journey: Kanorris Davis

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots have had success in identifying core special teams players in Bill Belichick's 14-year coaching tenure, in some cases drafting them solely with that in mind. Matthew Slater (fifth round, 2008) and Nate Ebner (sixth round, 2012) are the t...

    Blog | January 04, 2014
  6. Patriots lighten the load at end of week

    Mike Reiss

    After practicing in cold and windy conditions on Wednesday, then in the snow on Thursday, the New England Patriots moved this morning's practice inside the Dana-Farber Fieldhouse and dialed back the pace with more of a mental-based, walkthrough-type ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  7. Recapping top Patriots storylines

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Recapping highlights from the Patriots on Wednesday as they held their first of three playoff bye-week practices: 1. McCourty cleared for action: Safety Devin McCourty, who left the team's Dec. 22 win over the Ravens in the th...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  8. Pro Bowl selections: New England Patriots

    Mike Reiss

    Sharing some thoughts on the New England Patriots' Pro Bowl selections: Who's in: Quarterback Tom Brady, left guard Logan Mankins, cornerback Aqib Talib, special-teamer Matthew Slater. Key stats: This is Brady's ninth Pro Bowl berth, tying offe...

    Blog | December 27, 2013
  9. Svitek, Talib & Slater draw media crowds

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- A few picked-up pieces from the New England Patriots' locker room during the media-access period (1:15-2 p.m.): Svitek's rise to top unit yields attention: Veteran offensive lineman Will Svitek, who signed a one-year free-agent ...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  10. New WR LaQuan Williams hurt Pats in past

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots special-teams captain Matthew Slater needed no introduction to his new teammate, LaQuan Williams. Slater remembers the former Baltimore Ravens special-teamer well, in part because of a big play he made in the AFC Champio...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  11. Projecting the Patriots' inactives

    Mike Reiss

    Before the New England Patriots play a game, we'll attempt to predict the team's inactive players. Our best guess on the list for Sunday's road game against the New York Jets: Danny Amendola: Receiver sustained a concussion last Sunday, has bee...

    Blog | October 19, 2013
  12. Rob Gronkowski officially inactive

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is among the team's seven inactive players for today's game against the New Orleans Saints. The list of Patriots inactives: WR Matthew Slater S Tavon Wilson RB Leon Washington...

    Blog | October 13, 2013
  13. Projecting the Patriots' inactives

    Mike Reiss

    Before the New England Patriots play a game, we'll attempt to predict the team's inactive players. Our best guess on the list for Sunday's road game against the Cincinnati Bengals: Chris Barker: Developmental rookie guard was a healthy scratch ...

    Blog | October 05, 2013
  14. Ridley misses second straight practice

    Mike Reiss

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- There were no changes on the New England Patriots' official injury report Thursday, with running back Stevan Ridley (knee) and special teams captain Matthew Slater (wrist) the only players not participating. Elsewhere, tight e...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  15. Thoughts on Austin Collie signing

    Mike Reiss

    Thoughts on the Patriots' signing of receiver Austin Collie, first reported by colleague Field Yates: 1. Banged up at receiver. Four of the team's six receivers are on the injury report: Danny Amendola (groin), special-teams captain Matthew Slater...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  16. Welcome to the Georgia Dome

    Mike Reiss

    ATLANTA -- Welcome to the Georgia Dome, where the New England Patriots visit the Atlanta Falcons (8:30 p.m. ET): Indoor football. Weather conditions aren't a factor as this marks the Patriots' first regular-season game inside a pure dome since Tha...

    Blog | September 29, 2013