FOXBORO -- Matthew Slater has long had the pulse of the Patriots locker room.
FOXBORO - New England's probably one of the only areas in the world where it's normal to drive down the street and see somebody shoveling their driveway in shorts.
Patriots special teamer extraodinaire Matthew Slater says the regular season in the NFL is "like a final exam every week."
FOXBORO -- Being named to the Pro Bowl on Tuesday night was an early Christmas gift for Matthew Slater. He's now been named to four consecutive Pro Bowls.
FOXBORO -- There's nothing for the Patriots to gain in their Week 17 game against the Bills. At least not in the standings, not as it relates to the overall playoff picture in the AFC.