Patriots Announce Pair Of Signings

Matt Slater

The Patriots announced today that they've re-signed special teams Pro Bowler Matt Slater and former DL Marcus Harrison.

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 NFL Draft.

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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