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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

To get deal done, Bears would open books

Posted March 26, 2011 @ 12:26 p.m. ET
Bears president Ted Phillips told the Chicago Sun-Times that the team would release its financials if the league decides that would get a deal done.

Buddy Ryan diagnosed with cancer

Posted March 23, 2011 @ 11:14 a.m. ET
Former NFL head coach Buddy Ryan, the father of current NFL coaches Rex and Rob Ryan, has cancer, according to the New York Daily News.

Kickoff changes hurt the sport

Posted March 23, 2011 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
Kickoffs are one of the most exciting — and dangerous — plays in football. According to PFW's Eli Kaberon, they shouldn't be altered.

NFC team needs

Posted March 21, 2011 @ 6:43 p.m. ET
The Vikings are looking for a successor to QB Brett Favre, as PFW identifies the top three draft needs of each NFC team.

Bears weighing options behind Cutler at quarterback

Posted March 18, 2011 @ 2:33 p.m. ET
Chicago might opt to carry only Jay Cutler and Caleb Hanie, if he's back, at quarterback next season, but a developmental rookie could get a chance to make the roster.

Liuget, Leshoure stand out at Illinois' pro day

Posted March 16, 2011 @ 6:52 p.m. ET
DT Corey Liuget and RB Mikel Leshoure stood out at Illinois' pro day in limited workouts. LB Martez Wilson started slowly but improved as the day went on.

Owners, teams react to lockout

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 6:59 p.m. ET
Teams and owners released statements or spoke to media members on Saturday, reacting to the NFL's first work stoppage since 1987 and what it means for fans.

Bears CEO Phillips: 'Immediate focus' on draft

Posted March 12, 2011 @ 12:38 p.m. ET
Bears president and CEO Ted Phillips said the team's immediate focus is on April's NFL draft and that the Bears Expo will go on as scheduled.

Bears positional analysis: Specialists

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
This is the ninth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Bears' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series concludes with an analysis of Chicago's special-teams situation.

Bears positional analysis: Defensive backs

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
This is the eighth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Bears' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's DB situation.

Bears restructure Peppers' contract

Posted March 04, 2011 @ 1:55 a.m. ET
The Bears have restructured the contract of DE Julius Peppers, creating more cap space for the team next season, according to multiple reports Thursday.

Bears positional analysis: Linebackers

Posted March 02, 2011 @ 2:11 p.m. ET
This is the seventh of position-by-position looks at the Bears personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's LB situation.

Bears positional analysis: Defensive linemen

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 4:07 p.m. ET
This is the sixth of position-by-position looks at the Bears' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's DL situation.

NFC North free-agent preview

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 1:48 p.m. ET
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is almost certain to be delayed. Yet, PFW is examining the free-agent picture for each club, here featuring the NFC North.

Bears release Harris, two others

Posted Feb. 28, 2011 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Monday that they have released DT Tommie Harris, LB Hunter Hillenmeyer and OT Kevin Shaffer.

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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