FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — A few follow-up thoughts on special-teams captain Matthew Slater’s contract extension through 2016, which was reported by ESPN.com NFL Insider Field Yates.
Slater could have driven a harder bargain. This reminds me a little bit of linebacker Tedy Bruschi when he re-signed with the Patriots at one point later in his career. Could Bruschi have hit the market and driven a harder bargain at the time? Absolutely. But he made the decision that staying in New England was his only option, so he worked out the best deal he could with that in mind. …read more