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While it may not be the big splash Patriots fans were hoping for, Bill Belichick appears to have found a new starting safety in six-year veteran Steve Gregory.
The former Charger brings starting experience, versatility and athleticism to a cripplingly-bad group of safeties from 2011.
In 15 games, Gregory recorded 67 tackles and a pick. His best season came in 2009 when he posted 71 tackles, two sacks, two fumble recoveries, one interception and six passes defended.
Reports have stated that Gregory should be a candidate to start at free safety next to Pat Chung. He also has the capability of playing slot corner and is regarded as a strong special teams player.
According to reports, he signed a three-year, $8.5 million contract with $3.35 million guaranteed.
In addition to Gregory, the Patriots re-signed one of their own, bringing back center/guard Dan Connolly. Terms of the deal have not been released, but his return would probably mean an end of an era for Dan Koppen. The ...
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Safety Steve Gregory will visit the Patriots late Wednesday night at Gillette Stadium, according to a source. Gregory, who went undrafted out of Syracuse in 2006, has played all six of his NFL seasons with the Chargers. He's a free safety by trade who has also played on the strong side and in the slot, and Gregory has developed a reputation as a valuable player on special teams...
According to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers are at a critical stage in their contract talks with running back Mike Tolbert.
The Chargers want to know if Tolbert is going to stay or not, they could end up deciding to just move on to free agent Jackie Battle.
I know that Tolbert has least another visit scheduled and there are reportedly numerous teams that...
APNewsNow. Tight end Randy McMichael has agreed to a two-year contract to remain with the San Diego Chargers.
The 10-year veteran spent the last two seasons with the Chargers, making 14 starts in 2011 with star tight end Antonio Gates slowed by injuries. McMichael had 30 catches for 271 yards, but did not score a touchdown.
McMichael also played on special teams for San Diego....
The Chargers needed a deep threat to replace Vincent Jackson and may have found themselves quite a bargain in the talented Robert Meachem.
Meachem will slide into the number two role in this offense and has a chance to supplant Malcolm Floyd as the effective number one option before the season is complete.
Meachem goes from a crowded receiving corps in New Orleans to one with a...
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The Broncos are reportedly one of three finalists to land Peyton Manning, and Philip Rivers is hoping Denver pulls it off to increase the competition in the AFC West.
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The San Diego Chargers welcomed back quarterback Charlie Whitehurst with a two-year contract.
The deal is worth $4 million - including a $1 million signing bonus, NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reported on Friday night.
Whitehurst's return allowed the Chargers to release veteran quarterback Billy Volek, 35.
Whitehurst spent four seasons with San Diego from 2006-09, although...
Quarterback Charlie Whitehurst has agreed to a two-year contract to return to the San Diego Chargers.
Whitehurst was San Diego's third-round draft pick in 2006. He was the third-string quarterback behind Philip Rivers and Billy Volek for four seasons and never attempted a pass in the regular season. He was traded to Seattle and played in nine games in two seasons, throwing for...
The Patriots announced two more signings Friday. Linebacker Tracy White rejoins the team, and the club confirmed previous reports that free agent Steve Gregory agreed to terms.