The New England Patriots have added two more former Patriots to their roster. The team announced that WR/S Matt Slater and DT Marcus Harrison have been signed. Terms of the deals were not announced.
The Patriots have been working on Slater's contract for a while
according to multiple sources. The news that they've
re-signed him was expected. A special teams captain, Slater
has quietly built his reputation as a team-first player in New
England. The son of Hall of Fame offensive lineman Jackie
Slater, he has had to work his way onto the team playing a variety of
positions, from wide receiver to defensive back even as a kickoff
returner. The 6-foot 200-pound UCLA product was
selected by the Patriots in the fifth round (153rd overall) of the 2008
Harrison was originally selected by the Chicago Bears in the
third round (90th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. The
6-foot-3, 316 pound Arkansas lineman was released by Chicago on Sept.
3, 2011. The Patriots signed Harrison as a free agent on Oct. 14, 2011.
The team released him a day later.
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