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Matthew Slater earns special praise from Bill Belichick

If there was ever a question on how Bill Belichick feels about Matthew Slater, the Patriots coach made it crystal clear when asked about the special teams ace on Friday.

“Matt has done a great job for us,” Belichick said. “In my time here I’ve been very fortunate to have two outstanding, I mean exemplary, players at leadership positions on special teams with Larry Izzo and Matt Slater.

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