New England Patriots

Matthew Slater of the New England Patriots reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)

By Alex Barth,

The ins-and-outs of Matthew Slater’s new two-year deal with the Patriots are out.

The Athletic’s Jeff Howe broke down the money in the two-year, $5.3 million contract Thursday.

According to Howe, the deal contains $3.35 million in guaranteed money, with $1.6 million coming this season and $1.75 million next year.

On top of that, Slater received a $750,000 bonus on Wednesday. He halso has $400,000 in per-game roster bonuses, and a $100,000 Pro Bowl incentive in each year of the deal.

Those incentives favor Slater. The 34-year-old special teams ace played 16 games each of the last two seasons, and in six of his 12 years in the NFL. He’s also been to eight Pro Bowls.

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Hate mail? Let him hear it on Twitter @RealAlexBarth or via email at

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