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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (13-5) New faces: CB Darrelle Revis, CB Brandon Browner, WR Brandon LaFell, LB James Anderson, rookie DL Dominique Easley. Key losses: CB Aqib Talib, RB LeGarrette Blount, S Steve Gregory, LB Brandon Spikes. Strengths: QB, CB, LB, TE. Weaknesses: OL, S. What's New: Patriots have great depth at cornerback with addition of Revis and Browner. At safety, they...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Safety Steve Gregory retires from the Kansas City Chiefs

Only 10 days after signing with the Chiefs, Safety Steve Gregory has announced that he will be retiring from the NFL after eight seasons. Statement from Gregory (via Nick Jacobs, TWC Sports): @autumnsjs90 — Nick Jacobs (@Jacobs71) August 9, 2014 Gregory spent six of his eight seasons in the league in San Diego, and went on to play in New England in 2012...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Craziest moments in NFL history: Butt Fumble

Few marriages are as perfect as Thanksgiving and football. On Nov. 22, 2012, though, pecan pie was replaced by the "Butt Fumble" as the perfect dessert for the holiday. Let's set the scene: The high-flying Patriots were visiting the lowly Jets in an AFC matchup that evening. Early in the second quarter, with New York already down 14-0, quarterback Mark Sanchez took...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Gregory retires. headed to coaching ranks.

Terez Paylor, Kansas City Star:“It is with tremendous respect, appreciation, and admiration for the game of football that I’ve decided to announce my retirement effective immediately,” Gregory said in a statement released by his agent, David Canter.Gregory, 31, has recorded 357 tackles in 111 career games over eight NFL seasons with the Chargers and Patriots. Last season, he...
Via Patriots Life
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Gregory announces retirement

Veteran safety Steve Gregory, who played six seasons with the San Diego Chargers and the last two with the New England Patriots, announced his retirement on Saturday. The 31-year-old Gregory, who was released by the Patriots on Feb. 28, had signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on July 31. "After entering the game as an undrafted free agent, I was fortunate enough to play twice...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New Kansas City Chiefs Safety Hangs Up His Cleats

The Kansas City Chiefs thought they had strengthened their secondary and added depth to their defense at the end of last month with the addition of veteran safety Steve Gregory. But just a week and a half later, the former 2006 undrafted product out of Syracuse has announced his retirement. Photo Credit: “It is with tremendous respect, appreciation and admiration for...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Gregory Announces Retirement From NFL At Age 31 Via Statement

After an eight-year NFL career, defensive back Steve Gregory is calling it quits. Gregory, who signed with the Kansas City Chiefs less than two weeks ago on July 31, announced his retirement via a statement tweeted by his agent, David Canter. Steve Gregory retirement statement— DECManagement (@davidcanter) August 09, 2014 Before joining the Chiefs, Gregory...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran S Steve Gregory Retiring From The NFL

  Veteran S Steve Gregory announced his retirement from the NFL Saturday in a statement posted on Twitter by his agent David Canter. Steve Gregory retirement statement — DECManagement (@davidcanter) August 9, 2014 Gregory, 31, signed with the Chiefs a little over a week ago, so this news is a little surprising. Gregory spent the first six year of his...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Gregory, recoverer of the Butt Fumble, signs with Chiefs

Pro Bowl Chiefs safety Eric Berry was carted off the practice field today with an apparent ankle injury. At this hour it is being reported the team has reached an agreement with Steve Gregory. Whether or not these two occurrences are directly related is unclear, but either way, the former Patriots defensive back has found a new home in the AFC.Getty ImagesGregory played for the Patriots...
Via Patriots Life
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Chiefs Sign S Steve Gregory

David Canter, the agent for veteran S Steve Gregory, announced via his Twitter account Thursday that his client has signed a contract with the Chiefs. Congratulations to #TeamDEC client Steve Gregory on signing with @KCChiefs — DECManagement (@davidcanter) July 31, 2014 Gregory spent the first six year of his career with the Chargers before joining the Patriots in 2012. New England...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: New England Patriots have to find a partner for Devin McCourty

While the New England Patriots reloaded in the defensive backfield this offseason by signing free agent cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, the team is still thin at safety with little proven depth behind All-Pro free safety Devin McCourty. Earlier in the offseason the Patriots released Steve Gregory, their starting strong safety of the past two seasons. In his place...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Gregory could give Giants much-needed depth and experience at safety

With Will Hill gone, the New York Giants could use some more depth at safety. Perhaps Stevie Brown will be able to retake the reins as a starter alongside Antrel Rolle, but who will back him up? Cooper Taylor, Nat Berhe and Kyle Sebetic are all unproven commodities who have little if not nothing to prove they are capable of stepping up and filling in for Brown on occasion or if he...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Post-Draft Roster Reset: Duron Harmon In Safety Competition

Cutting Steve Gregory in February showed that the New England Patriots have confidence in one of their young players to step up and start next to Devin McCourty at safety in 2014. The Patriots also decided not to spend on a high-priced free-agent safety, and they didn’t use a draft pick on a defensive back until the sixth round of the 2014 NFL draft. Over the last two weeks, NESN...
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Gregory Would Like to Return to the Patriots

Although the team cut him for cap purposes, Steve Gregory would love the opportunity to come back to New England and play some football for the Patriots. It appears as there are no hard feelings between the two sides. Gregory stated in an interview with (via that there could be interest in a possible reunion: "It would definitely be...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Gregory would love to be back in NE

courtesy bostonglobe.comSteve Gregory was released last month by the New England Patriots due to salary cap reasons. Now the 31 year old believes that his best years are ahead of him, according to "I'm the healthiest I've ever been in my career. I'm just as athletic as when I first started out. I know the value I have. The experience I gained over the...
Via Patriots Life
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Filling out the roster, Patrick Chung, and the offensive line

A relatively calm week here at cover32 and for the New England Patriots. The biggest news was the resigning of former second-round draft pick Patrick Chung following his lone year in Philadelphia. The Eagles released Chung after a year of poor production, but New England quickly took the opportunity to replace safety Steve Gregory. Chung brings a minimal salary cap hit, familiarity...
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April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots resign former second-round draft pick

Yesterday afternoon ESPN reported that the New England Patriots had resigned safety Patrick Chung. Chung originally joined the squad as a 2009 second-round draft pick. After a handful of disappointing seasons in New England, Chung spent 2013 playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. Chung provides depth to backup starter Devin McCourty, at a cheaper cost to the Patriots than recently...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Gregory open to Patriots return

31-year-old Steve Gregory, who was cut by the New England Patriots last month, is still on the free agent market after not receiving any contract offers up until this point. Gregory had 116 tackles and 3 interceptions in his 2 seasons with the Patriots, but was cut because his contract would have counted for over $3 million against the cap for 2014. As an 8 year NFL veteran, he surprisingly...
Via Patriots Life
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Duron Harmon is the Next Safety Up

The release of safety Steve Gregory leaves the safety position fairly thin for the Patriots. The team has Devin McCourty, a great free safety in his own right and one of the best coverage guys in the league. The other safety position is a bit more murky. The Patriots will likely look at safeties in free agency and the draft but the team has in-house options as well which could prove...
Via Ex Pats
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots relase safety Steve Gregory, free up $2.85 M in cap space

The high-functioning New England Patriots franchise is working to create more cap space so they can add key pieces in free agency and the NFL Draft to again make them the pride of the AFC.In a move to create cap space, the Patriots have parted ways with safety Steve Gregory, effectively clearing $2.85 million in cap space, but leaving them with a hole at the safety position alongside...
Via Sports Injury Alert
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots dump Steve Gregory

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; The New England Patriots announced on Friday that they’ve release safety Steve Gregory. Gregory, 31, is a veteran of eight NFL seasons, including the last two seasons with the Patriots. The 5-11, 200-pounder joined the Patriots as an unrestricted free agent on March 16, 2012 after playing...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Gregory Reacts to Being Released by the Patriots

It was announced by Steve Gregory's agent that the Patriots safety was being cut today. The move will save the Patriots $2.85 million against the cap. While the move will create a roster spot for the Patriots to try and get a great strong safety (a role which Gregory was ill-suited for), the now former-Patriot harbors no ill-will towards the Patriots organization. ...
Via Ex Pats
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Decision To Cut Steve Gregory Based On Contract Analytics

On Day 1 of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, Steve Gregory was a victim of analytics.   While Gregory’s agent was announcing the New England Patriots’ decision to cut the starting strong safety, Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff were talking about how analytics tie into contract decisions in the panel “Inside the War Room...
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots to release Gregory, free up a little cap room

BY DAVID HEIMLess than two weeks ahead of the start of free agency, the player movement has begun.The New England Patriots are set to release veteran safety Steve Gregory Friday, according to his agent, David Canter.His release opens up just under $3 million in cap space for the team, which could lead to a possible T.J. Ward-type signing in the coming weeks. In-house options for...
Via AFC East Daily
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The Patriots Cut Steve Gregory

The Patriots have announced their first big cut of the offseason by parting ways with Steve Gregory. The Patriots have released Steve Gregory, per agent @davidcanter. Cap casualty that saves about $2.3 million in space. — Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) February 28, 2014 The move means that Devin McCourty's backfield partner at safety will likely be Duron Harmon...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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