FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – NFL Players Association records show New England special teams captain Matthew Slater has signed a two-year contract extension.
Slater called the extension "humbling" on Wednesday but declined to go into details. The Patriots don't announce contract extensions.
The total value of the deal is $4 million.
Slater says he's thankful that coach Bill Belichick and the Patriots organization has believed in him and appreciated him.
The 29-year-old wide receiver has been to the last three Pro Bowls. He has played offense and defense, but he's known for his special teams play.
Belichick says Slater is respected in the locker room and by the entire organization for the way he goes about his job. Belichick says he wishes all players were like him.