Patriots' quiet leader Slater humbled by chance at 2nd ring (The Associated Press)

As he walks through the middle of the Patriots’ locker room, the slender man in the hooded sweatshirt and glasses looks more like an assistant coach than a six-time Pro Bowler. Hmm … what can I say about him?” Ryan says. Slater has been a fixture on the Patriots’ special teams since his arrival in 2008 and has been the unit’s captain since 2011.