Matthew Slater

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Patriots, WR Age: 36-12d Exp: 13 Years
Drafted: Round 5 (#153 overall), 2008 College: California-Los Angeles Agent(s): Rep 1 Sports

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  • Current Contract

    Matthew Slater signed a 2 year, $5,300,000 contract with the New England Patriots, including $2,350,000 guaranteed, and an average annual salary of $2,650,000. In 2021, Slater will earn a base salary of $1,750,000, a roster bonus of $776,464 and a incentive bonus of $100,000, while carrying a cap hit of $3,001,464 and a dead cap value of $2,525,000.

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $5,300,000
    Signing Bonus -
    Average Salary $2,650,000
    Total Guarantees $2,350,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $1,600,000
    Free Agent: 2022 / UFA
      Bonus Breakdown Cap Details Cash Details  
    Year   Age Base Salary Signing Roster Workout Misc. Cap Hit Dead Cap Yearly Cash
    2020 Contract details by year 35 $1,600,000 $375,000 $400,000 $100,000 $100,000 $2,575,000 $2,450,000 $3,032,739($3,032,739)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,450,000 2020 Cap Savings: $125,000 Pre-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $850,000 2020 Cap Savings: $1,725,000 Post-6/1 Release 2020 Dead Cap: $2,075,000 2021 Dead Cap: $375,000 2020 Cap Savings: $500,000 Post-6/1 Trade 2020 Dead Cap: $475,000 2021 Dead Cap: $375,000 2020 Cap Savings: $2,100,000
    2021 Contract details by year 36 $1,750,000 $375,000 $776,464 - $100,000 $3,001,464 $2,525,000 $2,626,464($5,659,203)
    Pre-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,525,000 2021 Cap Savings: $476,464 Pre-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $775,000 2021 Cap Savings: $2,226,464 Post-6/1 Release 2021 Dead Cap: $2,525,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $476,464 Post-6/1 Trade 2021 Dead Cap: $775,000 2022 Dead Cap: $0 2021 Cap Savings: $2,226,464
    2022 Free Agent Year 37 UFA  
    Contract Notes:
    • 2020 Roster Bonus: $750,000 (guaranteed, treated as signing bonus)
    • 2020 Per Game Active Bonus: $25,000 ($400,000)
    • 2021 Roster Bonus: $400,000 (guarantees the 3/17/2021)
    • 2021 Per Game Active Bonus: $23,529 ($400,000, 16 LTBE)
    • Pro Bowl: $100,000 (earned 2020)
    Sources: NFL contract specifics generally collected from verified reports.

    Previous Contracts

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    2018-2019

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $5,200,000
    Signing Bonus $1,000,000
    Average Salary $2,600,000
    Total Guarantees $1,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $1,000,000
    Free Agent: 2020 / UFA

    2016-2017

    Contract: 1 yr(s) / $1,800,000
    Signing Bonus $1,500,000
    Average Salary $1,800,000
    Total Guarantees -
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2018 / UFA

    2015-2016

    Contract: 2 yr(s) / $4,000,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $2,000,000
    Total Guarantees $3,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing $3,000,000
    Free Agent: 2017 / UFA

    2012-2014

    Contract: 3 yr(s) / $5,400,000
    Signing Bonus $2,000,000
    Average Salary $1,800,000
    Total Guarantees $2,000,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 0 / UFA

    2008-2011Entry Level

    Contract: 4 yr(s) / $1,880,000
    Signing Bonus $175,000
    Average Salary $470,000
    Total Guarantees $175,000
    Guaranteed at Signing -
    Free Agent: 2012 / UFA
  • Estimated Career Earnings

    Year Team Awards Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Earnings
    2008 Player Cash Earnings $295,000 $175,000 - $8,120 - - - $478,120
    2009 Player Cash Earnings $385,000 - - $8,120 - - - $393,120
    2010 Player Cash Earnings $470,000 - - $8,120 - - - $478,120
    2011 Player Cash Earnings $600,000 - - $8,120 - - - $608,120
    2012 Player Cash Earnings $700,000 $2,000,000 - $100,000 - - - $2,800,000
    2013 Player Cash Earnings $1,200,000 - - $100,000 - - $300,000 $1,600,000
    2014 Player Cash Earnings $1,200,000 $2,000,000 - $100,000 - - $300,000 $3,600,000
    2015 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 - - - - - $100,000 $1,100,000
    2016 Player Cash Earnings $1,000,000 $600,000 - $6,241 - - $22,036 $1,628,277
    2017 Player Cash Earnings $900,000 - $168,750 - - - $350,000 $1,418,750
    2018 Player Cash Earnings $1,200,000 $1,000,000 $225,000 $100,000 - - - $2,525,000
    2019 Player Cash Earnings $1,600,000 - $800,000 - - - $100,000 $2,500,000
    2020 Player Cash Earnings $1,600,000 $750,000 $400,000 $100,000 - - $182,739 $3,032,739
    2021 Player Cash Earnings $1,750,000 - $776,464 - - - $100,000 $2,626,464
    14 seasons $13,900,000 $6,525,000 $2,370,214 $538,721 - - $1,454,775 $24,788,710
    Seasons Team Salary Signing Bonus Roster Bonus Workout Bonus Restructure Bonus Option Bonus Incentive Total Cash
    14 seasons Player Cash Earnings $13,900,000 $6,525,000 $2,370,214 $538,721 - - $1,454,775 $24,788,710
  • Transactions

    Mar 14 2020Signed a 2 year $5.3 million contract extension with New England (NE)
    Mar 20 2018Signed a 2 year $5.2 million contract with New England (NE)
    Aug 31 2016Signed a 1 year $1.8 million extension with New England (NE)
    Nov 26 2014Signed a 2 year $4 million extension with New England (NE)
    Mar 15 2012Signed a 3 year $5.4 million contract New England (NE)
    Jun 14 2008Signed a 4 year $1.51 million contract with New England (NE)
    Apr 26 2008Drafted by New England (NE): Round 5 (#153 overall)
  • 2021 Player Rankings

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    Statistics

    Season Team GA GP GS Snaps Snaps% Tgt Rec Rec Yds Yds/Rec Yds/Gm Rec TD Fum Drops Prod Pts
    2021 NE 6 6 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 0
    2020 NE 16 16 5 0.5 0 0 0 0 0
    2019 NE 16 16 21 1.8 0 0 0 0 0
    2018 NE 16 16 20 1.8 0 0 0 0 0
    2017 NE 9 9 29 2.5 0 0 0 0 0
    2016 NE 13 13 53 4.7 1 0 0 0 2 0 -1.5
    2015 NE 16 16 20 1.8 1 0 0 0 0 0
    2014 NE 16 16 13 1.1 0 0 0 0 0
    2013 NE 12 12 22 1.8 0 0 0 0 0
    2012 NE 16 16 42 3.4 0 0 0 0 0
    2011 NE 16 16 3 3 1 46 46 2.88 0 1 1 2.6
    2010 NE 15 15 1 0 0 0 0
    2009 NE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
    2008 NE 14 14 0 0 0 0 2 -2
    Totals 195 195 3 226 - 6 1 46 46.0 0.24 0 5 1 -0.30