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Report: Patriots, Slater Close To Finalizing Deal

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Patriots captain Matthew Slater. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Patriots captain Matthew Slater. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) –  The New England Patriots are close to bringing back one of their best players on special teams.’s John Clayton is reporting the Patriots are in the process of finalizing a deal with Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater. The deal is expected to be done at some point Wednesday.

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Slater has been solid on the Patriots special teams since being drafted in the fifth-round of the 2008 draft, and was named one of New England’s captains prior to last season. He also showed his versatility throughout the season, lining up at wide receiver and safety.

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The 26-year-old Slater was said to be an off-season priority for the Patriots.

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