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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

Did Julius Peppers earn his paycheck in Week 16?

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
When a player is being paid as highly as Julius Peppers is, it's tough to make the case that he was worth the price on a day when he is credited with only one tackle.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 16

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 1:32 p.m. ET
RB Matt Forté returns to the Meter this week after rushing for more than 100 yards against one of the league's toughest run defenses.

Week 16 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 10:17 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Bears S Chris Harris and Redskins FB Darrel Young as its Players of the Week.

Bears players of the week

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 2:01 a.m. ET
There were a few players worth considering on a day when the Bears scored more than 30 points for the third time this season, but Jay Cutler gets the nod as the team's offensive player of the week.

Week 17 game times changed

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 10:19 p.m. ET
The NFL has announced time changes for several key Week 17 matchups.

Forté finishing with a flourish

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 6:39 p.m. ET
Just as it took QB Jay Cutler some time to get a firm grasp of Mike Martz's offense, the same is true for RB Matt Forté. Now that he feels comfortable, he is finishing 2010 in a blaze of ...

Bears win shootout, Jets back in playoffs

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw three touchdown passes, Matt Forté ran for 113 yards and the Bears beat the playoff-bound Jets 38-34 on Sunday.

Bears-Jets prediction

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 11:44 a.m. ET
The 1-2 punch of LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene and a stout offensive line with plenty of size could be a tough matchup for for the Bears' run defense on Sunday.

Bears’ success expected to pay off for Smith

Posted Dec. 25, 2010 @ 1:24 a.m. ET
With the Bears having secured not only a playoff berth but the NFC North title as well, some have suggested that there's no doubt Lovie Smith will be rewarded with a longer deal before next season.

Urlacher, Wilfork among those fined Friday

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 3:55 p.m. ET
The league fined a handful of players on Friday for actions taken in Week 15 games, including Bears LB Brian Urlacher and Patriots NT Vince Wilfork.

Sanchez set to start Sunday

Posted Dec. 24, 2010 @ 1:41 p.m. ET
Barring a setback, Mark Sanchez will start at quarterback for the Jets on Sunday, Rex Ryan said Friday.

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Thursday

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 8:27 p.m. ET
Rex Ryan's "D" has been effective at bringing down quarterbacks of late, making at least three sacks in each of the past four games and 14 sacks total during that span, and the Bears' offensive line faces a tough ...

Jets-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Devin Hester became the all-time leader in kick returns for touchdowns on Monday night, but the Jets have a pretty dangerous returner, too.

Bears fantasy focus

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Owners should consider options other than Jay Cutler and Matt Forté this week.

Flashback: Recent Week 16 Bears performances

Posted Dec. 23, 2010 @ 4:57 p.m. ET
Take a quick stroll down memory lane with PFW for a recap of the Bears' Week 16 contests each of the last five seasons:

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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