Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Slater ready to work against 'one of best' in practice


Matthew Slater has seen a lot of changes since being drafted by the New England Patriots in 2008. This year is no exception.

"We haven’t even had one practice together, so we have a long way to go," Slater told the media Tuesday after the second day of the Patriots' voluntary workouts, via ESPN Boston.

Unsurprisingly, it didn't take long for the conversation to steer to the topic of newly acquired cornerback Darrelle Revis, whom Slater spent some time with in Hawaii at the Pro Bowl a couple months ago.

"Obviously when you get a player like that, you’re excited about the opportunity to play with him," Slater said. "You know what he brings to the table."

While most of Slater's time is spent working on special teams, where he's been a captain since 2011, he does provide some deph at the wide receiver position, and subsequently is looking forward to competing against Revis in practice.

"As competitors, no matter what it is you’re doing, I feel like all of us want to go against the best," Slater said, "and we feel like he’s definitely one of the best."

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