Slater was named to the Pro Bowl for the first time in 2011, and also was a Pats co-captain for the first time. He led the Patriots with 17 special-teams tackles, but got some snaps on offense and even started three games at safety.
He was a fifth-round pick out of UCLA in 2008.
White was brought to the Patriots at the start of the 2010 season via a trade with the Eagles; he had 18 special-teams tackles in his first year with New England and 14 last season. On defense, the soon-to-be 31 year old had 25 tackles .
Niko Koutouvides was re-signed earlier this week.