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Slater in for a roster fight

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  June 19, 2010 12:01 PM

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The son of Hall of Fame offensive lineman Jackie Slater, who played for the Los Angeles Rams, Slater has been around the game his entire life. His father taught him that every day in the NFL is a blessing, and that's the approach he takes.

He's taking advantage of having veteran players David Patten and Torry Holt around this offseason as well.

"I've been like a sponge; I can learn so much from those guys, on and off the field, the way they carry themselves," he said. "David Patten has been huge for me to have around personally, not only on the field, but spiritually off the field, and Torry is someone I've respected for a long time because he was on the Rams and my dad worked with him.

"Just about everybody out here has more experience than me, so if there's something I can learn from anybody, I just try to stay humble and stay hungry and continue to work on it."


Extremely likable and highly appreciated by media members for his stand-up ways, Slater will head home to California during the Pats' summer break to spend time with his parents and brother David.

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