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Matt Slauson

Matt Slauson - #68 - G

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 5"/ 315 lbs.
Birthday 02/18/1986
Birthplace Colorado Springs, CO
College Nebraska
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 6th round, 20th pick by Jets

Bears announce 2011 captains

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 7:23 p.m. ET
The Bears announced their captains for the upcoming season on Wednesday, with four of the five players who represented the team in 2010 returning to that role again.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Wednesday

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Falcons' much hyped receiver tandem of Roddy White and Julio Jones will look to find holes in the Bears' secondary.

Bears add FB Clutts

Posted Sept. 07, 2011 @ 9:53 a.m. ET
The Bears announced Wednesday they signed FB Tyler Clutts off the Browns' practice squad.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Tuesday

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 11:44 p.m. ET
Containing Falcons DEs John Abraham and Ray Edwards will be a tough test for the Bears' young offensive tackles.

The First Fifteen: Early Week One primer

Posted Sept. 06, 2011 @ 3:13 p.m. ET
In the inaugural edition of "The First Fifteen," we look at the 15 most compelling story lines as we enter Week One.

Bears not caving to Briggs' request

Posted Sept. 05, 2011 @ 9:41 p.m. ET
The Bears don't appear to have any interest in discussing WLB Lance Briggs' request for a new deal or permission to seek a trade.

Report: Cardinals sign ex-Bears RB Taylor

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 3:33 p.m. ET
Faced with a thin RB corps entering the season, the Cardinals signed recently released veteran RB Chester Taylor on Sunday, according to a league source.

Bears add secondary depth by signing Meriweather

Posted Sept. 04, 2011 @ 11:59 a.m. ET
Just one day after being released by the Patriots, Pro Bowl S Brandon Meriweather was signed on Sunday by the Bears.

Bears wrap up cuts, including RB Taylor

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 6:25 p.m. ET
The Bears got their roster down to 53 players with notable cuts being RB Chester Taylor and TE Desmond Clark.

Bears 2011 preview

Posted Sept. 03, 2011 @ 9:05 a.m. ET
Can the Bears get back to the NFC championship game with an unproven offensive line and a thin, aging LB corps? Find out in our position-by-position preview of the team.

LB Briggs asks Bears to trade him

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 10:21 a.m. ET
Bears Pro Bowl LB Lance Briggs told the Chicago Tribune that his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has filed a formal request with the team seeking a trade for his client.

Bears outlast Browns 24-14

Posted Sept. 02, 2011 @ 12:11 a.m. ET
Johnny Knox made a scoring catch early on, backup QB Caleb Hanie looked sharp and the Bears closed out the preseason with a 24-14 victory over Cleveland on Thursday night.

Bears change mind on RB Taylor

Posted Aug. 29, 2011 @ 2:52 p.m. ET
RB Chester Taylor, who signed a four-year contract with the Bears in April 2010, was told he was released by the team, then informed he was still on the roster.

Report: Bears LB Briggs wants new contract

Posted Aug. 28, 2011 @ 12:16 p.m. ET
Despite having three years and nearly $14.5 million remaining on his current contract, Bears LB Lance Briggs apparently is unhappy with his deal and will seek a trade following the season if he hasn't received a new contract.

Rookie has 90-yard TD as Titans edge Bears

Posted Aug. 27, 2011 @ 11:46 p.m. ET
Seventh-round draft pick Tommie Campbell returned an interception 90 yards for a touchdown, and Tennessee rallied to beat Chicago 14-13 on Saturday night.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 29, 2013
The Chicago Bears and former New York Jets guard Slauson have agreed to a 1-year contract. The team announced the deal on Friday.||||||| Bears General Manager Phil Emery says Slauson's size and strength will make him a challenger for a starting guard position. Slauson, 6-5, 315-pounds, started 48 of 51 games with the Jets. New York drafted him out of Nebraska in 2009. Last season he didn't allow any sacks. Slauson was listed on New York's injury report with a knee injury last season.
Posted Oct. 11, 2012
A person familiar with the situation says Slauson has been fined $10,000 by the NFL for his season-ending block on Houston linebacker Brian Cushing.||||||| Slauson rolled into Cushing, who tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in the second quarter of the Texans' 23-17 win Monday night. Cushing was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.
Posted Aug. 09, 2012
A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that Slauson has agreed to take a pay cut, reducing his salary by about $258,000 this season.||||||| Slauson's entire salary of $1.05 million for this season is now guaranteed - believed to be a major reason the offensive lineman accepted the restructured deal last week, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the new deal.

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