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Matt Slauson | Guard

Team: Chicago Bears
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 315
College: Nebraska
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Bears re-signed LG Matt Slauson to a four-year, $12.8 million contract.
The deal includes $4.9 million guaranteed. A key piece of the Bears' resurgent offensive line, Slauson played every single snap at left guard this season and graded out 37th among 78 qualifiers in Pro Football Focus' ranks. His return gives continuity to a unit that allowed just 30 sacks this season, fourth-best in the league. Jan 2 - 11:00 AM

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ESPN Chicago confirms Matt Slauson is expected to start at left guard.

Slauson was a quality pass protector as the Jets' starting left guard over the last three seasons. He represents yet another upgrade on a Bears line that finally has a chance to keep Jay Cutler upright. Rookie Kyle Long is the favorite to win the right guard job and Jermon Bushrod was signed to play left tackle.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 10:36:00 AM

Bears signed OG Matt Slauson to a one-year contract.

Slauson, 27, was the Jets' starting left guard for each of the past three seasons, never missing a game over that span. Pro Football Focus graded Slauson as the NFL's No. 31 guard in 2012, among 81 qualifiers. They liked him as a pass blocker, but not as much in run blocking. Left guard has been a trouble spot for some time in Chicago. Slauson is likely to open the season as a starter.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 02:42:00 PM

The Cowboys have had "conversations" with free agent OG Matt Slauson.

Cowboys OC Bill Callahan was Slauson's position coach for three years with the Jets. Slauson has generated scant interest elsewhere since free agency began.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 02:19:00 PM

Jets LG Matt Slauson has agreed to a $258,000 pay cut, slicing his base salary from $1.308 million to $1.05 million.

His salary is now fully guaranteed. The negotiation reportedly took place on August 1, right around the start of training camp. Slauson has since beaten out Vladimir Ducasse for the Jets' starting left guard job, and will look to solidify his 2013 free agency stock in the final year of his rookie contract.
Thu, Aug 9, 2012 12:00:00 PM

Matt Slauson has won the starting left guard job.

Slauson, the incumbent, has held off a weak challenge from Vladimir Ducasse. Along with right tackle Wayne Hunter, Slauson represents another weak spot on the Jets offensive line. It's part of the team's overall offensive dysfunction.
Wed, Aug 8, 2012 01:00:00 PM

Jets LG Matt Slauson has been told he'll be sharing reps with Vladimir Ducasse during training camp.

Slauson is really just a replacement-level player, but Ducasse hasn't shown enough yet to be considered a real threat here. It's likely a case of Rex Ryan trying to generate some competition at a leaky position. The Jets' main area of concern on the offensive line remains the right tackle spot.
Fri, Jul 27, 2012 11:43:00 AM

Jets LG Matt Slauson (shoulder surgery) says he's ahead of schedule in his rehab, and may participate in May OTAs.

"I have 100 percent range of motion," he said. "Strength isn’t even close yet, but it’s on the way and it’s really coming back quickly. In fact, our trainers have to pull on the reins every now and then, and it’s because I'm doing so well that I want to keep on going." Slauson had initially been ruled out for May OTAs. As long as he continues to progress without setbacks, Slauson should be ready for training camp.
Tue, Apr 17, 2012 11:20:00 AM

Jets LG Matt Slauson's January shoulder surgery repaired tears to his labrum, biceps, and rotator cuff.

It was an extensive surgery with 5-6 months of rehab. He's questionable for the start of training camp. The Jets are counting on Slauson to return as a starter, but he'll likely miss all offseason camps in Tony Sparano's new offense.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 12:28:00 PM

Jets LG Matt Slauson underwent post-season shoulder surgery.

There's no word on the severity. Slauson picked up his pass protection a bit in his second year as a starter, but he remains a liability as a run-blocker. Barring a surprise turnaround by 2010 second-rounder Vladimir Ducasse, Slauson should return as the 2012 starter.
Thu, Jan 5, 2012 03:28:00 PM

Jets LG Matt Slauson was credited with teams highs in sacks allowed (5.5) and penalties (7) during the 2010 season.

Slauson improved as the season progressed, but he was clearly the weak link along the front five when everyone was healthy. The Jets still seem to be counting on Slauson to start in 2011. They're now trying his backup, 2010 second-round draft choice Vladimir Ducasse, at right tackle.
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 11:13:00 AM

Jets coach Rex Ryan said LG Matt Slauson feels better now than he did last week.

The New York Post suggests that Slauson re-injured his knee, though the New York Daily News suggested he actually suffered a quad injury. Either way, it sounds like there's a pretty good chance he'll be able to gut it out in Week 11.
Tue, Nov 16, 2010 11:49:00 AM

Jets LG Matt Slauson actually has a stretched quad tendon, not a knee injury as first reported.

Slauson may need another MRI, but doctors have reportedly told him it's a pain management issue. A source tells the New York Daily News that Slauson has no structural damage. Rob Turner filled in for Slauson in the second half of Sunday's overtime win.
Mon, Nov 15, 2010 12:10:00 PM

Jets LG Matt Slauson suffered a knee injury in the second half of Sunday's overtime win and did not return.

Rob Turner filled in at left guard. The severity of Slausen's injury is unknown.
Sun, Nov 14, 2010 05:22:00 PM

Jets coach Rex Ryan has been very pleased with the play of first-year starting LG Matt Slauson.

"I think he's as good a left guard as there is in our division," Ryan said. After beating out Vlad Ducasse for a starting job in training camp, Slauson has helped lead the Jets to the second-ranked rushing offense in the league.
Thu, Oct 28, 2010 12:07:00 PM