Is this the end of the road for Slater? Slater finished #8 in special teams tackles for New England in 2009 with 7 stops ( 6 tackles, 1 assist ). He narrowly beat out Gostkowski who had 6 stops ( 5 tackles, 1 assist ), although Gostkowski had one recovered fumble, and Slater zero. Offensively, Slater had zero catches at WR. Defensively, Slater is at best, the #5 safety behind, Meriweather, Sanders, McGowan, and Chung. As a kick returner, Slater was tied for #34th in the NFL in yards per kickoff return. Slater does not return punts.