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50. Chris Slade

With the exception of his final year in football as a Carolina Panther, Chris Slade was always a New England Patriot over his career.

The Linebacker joined the Pats in 1993 as a Second Rounder from Virginia, and he started five games as a rookie.  Slade moved from Right Outside Linebacker and to Left Linebacker over his Patriots run, which spanned until 2000.  Slade was named a Pro Bowler in 1997, and he secured 51.0 Sacks and 640 Tackles as a Patriot.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Linebacker
  • Acquired: Selected in the 2nd Round, 31st Overall in the NFL Draft 4/25/93.
  • Departed: Signed with the Carolina Panthers after the 2000 Season.
  • Games Played: 127
  • Notable Statistics:

    108 Games Started
    3 Interceptions
    3 Interception Return Yards
    1 Interception Return Touchdown
    16 Forced Fumbles
    3 Fumble Recoveries
    38 Fumble Recovery Yards
    1 Fumble Recovery Touchdown
    51.0 Quarterback Sacks
    640 Combined Tackles
    393 Solo Tackles*
    209 Assisted Tackles*
    12 Tackles for Loss**
    62 Approximate Value

    7 Playoff Games
    1 Interception
    22 Interception Return Yards
    3.5 Quarterback Sacks
    28 Combined Tackles
    23 Solo Tackles
    5 Assisted Tackles

    *Solo Tackles and Assisted Tackles were not a stat until 1994.
    ** Tackles for Loss were not a stat until 1999.

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Second Team All-Pro (1997)
    Pro Bowl (1997)

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