Who is the best safety ever drafted by the New Englan Patriots?

The New England Patriots have been attempting to upgrade the safety position seemingly since potential future Hall-of-Fame strong safety Rodney Harrison retired after the 2008 season. The team has explored free agency (Steve Gregory, Adrian Wilson), moving a cornerback (Devin McCourty), and the draft (Tavon Wilson, Duron Harmon) in just the past two years in attempt to find a combination...
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Safety position could derail strong secondary in New England

The New England Patriots are just weeks away from the 2014 NFL Draft and as usual the team is mum about draft prospects. The team reloaded the defensive backfield by signing free agent cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. However, the team is still thin at safety as there is little proven depth behind All-Pro free safety Devin McCourty. With the pre-draft visit of top...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Patriots already have a big and hard-hitting safety in Duron Harmon?

Last season, the Patriots trotted out the smallest safety unit in the league with Devin McCourty (five-foot-eleven, 193 lbs) and Steve Gregory (five-foot-eleven, 200 lbs). With "big" and "hard-hitting" safeties becoming the hot commodities in NFL circles (largely due to the Super Bowl-winning Seahawks), one figures that the Patriots would be looking for a guy...
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10 days ago  |  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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14 days ago  |  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...
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16 days ago  |  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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18 days ago  |  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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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Patrick Chung re-signs with Patriots

Patrick Chung is once again a member of the New England Patriots, but no one knows quite what to make of it.On the surface, it looks as if Bill Belichick is replacing one expensive safety that doesn't wrap up when "tackling" in Steve Gregory with an inexpensive safety that doesn't wrap up either - both undersized and both looking to deliver the big hit......but...
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19 days ago  |  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...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pats haven't talked to Browner about playing safety

BY DAVID HEIMThe New England Patriots followed up the Darrelle Revis signing last week by bringing in another physical cornerback in Brandon Browner.And despite early speculation -- given the release of Steve Gregory, the instabilities of Adrian Wilson, the inexperience of Duron Harmon and the fact that the team has two rising cornerbacks in Alfonzo Dennard and Logan Ryan -- the...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the New England Patriots need a pass rusher

The New England Patriots are less than a week from free agency as the off-season will kick off officially. With only one minor transaction of note so far this off-season (releasing safety Steve Gregory) the Patriots have a lot of work to do before the 2014 regular season kicks off. With free agency starting and the draft two months away, there are some definite needs. A look at...
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March 07, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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. ...
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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...
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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

Patriots to release Steve Gregory

The agent for New England Patriots' safety Steve Gregory is reporting via Twitter that his client will be released by the club on Friday.Patriots will be releasing starting #TeamDEC client Safety Steve Gregory today.— David Canter (@davidcanter) February 28, 2014The 31-year-old Gregory has played in 26 regular season games with the Patriots after being signed as free agent...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Agent: Patriots To Release Safety Steve Gregory

Patriots safety Steve Gregory is on his way out of New England. The team plans to cut Gregory on Friday, a league source told ESPN’s Field Yates. The report was confirmed by Gregory’s agent, David Canter. Patriots will be releasing starting #TeamDEC client Safety Steve Gregory today.— David Canter (@davidcanter) February 28, 2014 Gregory, who spent the last two seasons in New...
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots are expected to cut S Steve Gregory today

Today the New England Patriots released Safety Steve Gregory according to his agent David Canter on Twitter. davidcanter Patriots will be releasing starting #TeamDEC client Safety Steve Gregory today. 2/28/14 1:04 PM Gregory was the player that picked up the infamous butt fumble and scored a touchdown against the Jets. On Thanksgiving Night—November 22, 2012—Gregory had a ...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Releasing S Steve Gregory

The agent for Patriots S Steve Gregory, David Canter, announced via his Twitter account that the team is releasing his client Friday. Gregory was in the final year of his contract and had a base salary of $2.25 million for the 2014 season. He counted $3,683,334 against the team’s 2014 salary cap, according to However, releasing Gregory will free up $2.85 million...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Gregory Worried of Being Cut

After a year of up-and-down play, Patriots safety Steve Gregory is worried that he could be cut this offseason. Per Ben Volin of the Boston Globe: Count safety Steve Gregory among the veterans concerned that he might be a salary-cap casualty this offseason with the Patriots in need of creating space, according to a league source. Gregory, an eight-year veteran who just...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Gregory disagrees with Julian Edelman's speed "limitations"

The first volley that was fired this week in the upcoming Patriots-Broncos game this coming Sunday came from Denver safety Mike Adams. Adams said Julian Edelman doesn't have Wes Welker's "speed or quickness" and also remarked how Edelman is a "one-speed guy."Well, New England safety Steve Gregory had something to say about Adams's assessment. What...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Gregory: Julian Edelman Has ‘All Types Of Speeds,’ Not One Like Mike Adams Says

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots safety Steve Gregory has his teammate’s back. Denver Broncos safety Mike Adams said Monday that Patriots wideout Julian Edelman doesn’t have Broncos receiver Wes Welker‘s “ability or quickness” and that he’s a “one-speed guy.” Gregory disagrees with Adams’ assessment. “I think Julian has all types of speeds,” Gregory...
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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