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Matthew Slater gets contract extension from Patriots

Matthew Slater is in his ninth NFL season.AP

The Patriots signed special teams captain Matthew Slater to a one-year contract extension Wednesday that gives him a two-year deal through 2017, according to NFL Players Association records.

The deal gives Slater a $600,000 signing bonus, salaries of $1 million and $900,000, plus $300,000 in per-game bonuses in 2017, and incentives of $100,000 and $150,000.

Slater is in his ninth NFL season — all with the Patriots — and has been named to five Pro Bowl teams. He has played 119 regular-season games.


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