Source: Patriots sign Matthew Slater to two-year, $4 million extension

The New England Patriots have signed special teams ace Matthew Slater to a two-year contract extesnsion worth $4 million, according to a league source.

The deal includes $3 million guaranteed with a $2 million signing bonus and a guaranteed base salary of $1 million in 2015. He has a $1 million base salary for 2016. He has annual $100,000 incentives for making the Pro Bowl.

Slater is a special-teams standout who has 99 tackles in 98 games for the Patriots.

He's a three-time Pro Bowl selection.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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