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Patriots special teams star Matthew Slater breaks wrist

Steven Miller AP

The Patriots are having such a hard time keeping wide receivers on the field, that even guys who don’t play much offense are falling victim to the curse.

Special teams captain Matthew Slater suffered a broken wrist, adding to a long list of aches and pains for the Patriots.

According to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald, Slater is expected to miss four to six weeks.

Slater doesn’t play much offense, with no snaps Thursday night, but is a staple in the kicking game. A two-time Pro Bowler on special teams, his role will be hard to fill, as hard as finding acceptable targets for Tom Brady has been.

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6 Responses to “Patriots special teams star Matthew Slater breaks wrist”
  1. Patskrieg dot com says: Sep 17, 2013 8:56 AM

    Slater has been playing great football too. He’s made a couple of big tackles on kickoff returns.

    Maybe they’ll give Malcolm Williams a second chance? Either way… NEXT MAN UP.

  2. xxsweepthelegxx says: Sep 17, 2013 9:07 AM

    Major blow to Special Teams here. Slater is a beast in punt/kickoff coverage. Speaking of kickoffs…does anyone know why Leon Washington isn’t being used?? I was pretty excited when he was signed in the offseason because our return game was a weakness…..has he declined quickly? hampered in some way?

  3. u4iadman says: Sep 17, 2013 9:08 AM

    You can’t pin this all on WR’s….Brady has been throwing behind his targets, just like last few years. Watch the last two games.

  4. haterrus says: Sep 17, 2013 9:13 AM

    trade for Kenny Britt

  5. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 17, 2013 9:36 AM

    Crap he’s the best kick coverage guy on the team.

    Next man up.

  6. jnbnet says: Sep 17, 2013 9:37 AM

    When it rains….it pours. It is going to be tough for the Patriots as they face the Bucks, Falcons, Bengals and Saints…..followed by two division games. The Jets, Dolphins and Bills are almost always tough games.

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