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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

Titans want to interview Tice for coordinator job

Posted Feb. 13, 2011 @ 1:52 p.m. ET
Days after Tennessee was denied permission to talk to Jets offensive line coach Bill Callahan for its coordinator job, the Titans have asked to interview Bears OL coach Mike Tice, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Former Bear Dent has patience rewarded

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 11:21 p.m. ET
It took longer than he would have liked, but former Bears DE Richard Dent said Wednesday the wait to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was worth it.

One displaced fan's Super Bowl nightmare

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 4:22 p.m. ET
Sheryl Cerkleski thought she was taking her cancer-free brothers to the Super Bowl as part of a dream weekend. Once they arrived at Cowboys Stadium, it became a nightmare.

Report: Bears expected to sign P McGee

Posted Feb. 09, 2011 @ 10:24 a.m. ET
The Bears are expected to sign P Richmond McGee to a reserve/futures contract this week, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Vikings' Madieu Williams named Walter Payton Man of the Year

Posted Feb. 06, 2011 @ 6:24 p.m. ET
Vikings S Madieu Williams was named the 2010 recipient of the Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

Bears sign WR Fantuz to future contract

Posted Feb. 04, 2011 @ 2:06 p.m. ET
The Bears have signed WR Andy Fantuz to a reserve/future contract.

Bears hire Phair as D-line coach

Posted Feb. 03, 2011 @ 4:04 p.m. ET
The Bears hired Mike Phair as their defensive line coach Thursday, with the former Seahawks assistant succeeding Eric Washington, who joined Ron Rivera's staff in Carolina on Monday.

Eagles interview Hoke for DC position

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
Bears DB coach Jon Hoke interviewed for the Eagles' vacant defensive coordinator position, the team confirmed Monday.

Washington named Panthers' D-line coach

Posted Jan. 31, 2011 @ 6:16 p.m. ET
The Panthers hired Eric Washington on Monday to be the team's new defensive line coach. Washington coached the Bears' defensive line in 2010, a unit that helped the team rank second in rushing defense.

Bears VP Tim McCaskey passes away

Posted Jan. 30, 2011 @ 8:57 p.m. ET
The Bears announced Sunday evening that team vice president Tim McCaskey has passed away. He had battled cancer over the past 17 months.

Five questions with PFW publisher Hub Arkush

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 1:34 p.m. ET
This week, Hub Arkush says giving Lovie Smith a contract extension this offseason would be "the dumbest thing the Bears could do right now," and that re-signing Danieal Manning would only make sense if he's coming back at the ...

SLB Tinoisamoa facing uncertain future

Posted Jan. 28, 2011 @ 10:26 a.m. ET
Heading into an offseason in which he's due to become an unrestricted free agent, Bears SLB Pisa Tinoisamoa said he's unsure if he will be back with the Bears or even if he'll be playing with any ...

Peppers fined $10,000 for helmet hit

Posted Jan. 27, 2011 @ 11:13 a.m. ET
A punishing hit on Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in the NFC championship game will cost Bears DE Julius Peppers some serious cash.

Another season gone by, but little learned

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
With Bears fans reflecting on the 2010 season, Brian Tucker attempts to answer some of the key questions facing the team this offseason.

Bears hire O'Dea to become assistant special-teams coach

Posted Jan. 26, 2011 @ 1:30 p.m. ET
Kevin O'Dea has agreed to become the Bears' assistant special-teams coach, replacing Chris Tabor, who left the position to become the Browns' special-teams coordinator earlier this week.

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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