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Patriots to host free agent safety Steve Gregory

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Kevin Acee of the Union-Tribune San Diego reports that the Patriots have scheduled a meeting with free agent safety Steve Gregory.

Gregory has played nickel back and both safety positions, as well as special teams in his career. Bill Belichick appreciates versatility in defensive backs, and Gregory fits that profile.

Gregory turned 29 in January. He should be available for a relatively cheap deal. Gregory is a former undrafted free agent out of Syracuse.

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13 Responses to “Patriots to host free agent safety Steve Gregory”
  1. pfii63 says: Mar 14, 2012 11:51 AM

    Not sexy, but a solid player.

  2. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Mar 14, 2012 11:52 AM

    Boy… really getting is done those Patriots are. Come on man! Make some noise.

  3. bearsrulepackdrool says: Mar 14, 2012 11:59 AM

    They should bring in the Hulk Laron Landry.

  4. tigerlilac says: Mar 14, 2012 12:14 PM

    The Patriots “made noise” by going to five of the last 11 Super Bowls and by winning their division nine of those 11 years. It is not a coincidence that the Patriots, Steelers, Colts, Packers, and Giants rarely made noise over the last decade for paying free agents large sums of money.

  5. 6ball says: Mar 14, 2012 12:20 PM

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    Where are they going to find the cap space to sign a guy like this? Is it worth releasing Brady, Wilfork, and Mankins?

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  6. jamfed619 says: Mar 14, 2012 12:26 PM

    SOLID PLAYER?
    …not! He’s just “a guy” and not a play maker. The Chargers are DYING for strong safety help since Rodney Harrison left, so why would they let Gregory go? Because he’s not that good! He’s really just a back up nickle safety.

    I like him (as a Chargers fan) but he’s really is only a roster spot, as he rarely makes plays. Take’em… but you can find 100 other safety’s better than him.

  7. dd10er says: Mar 14, 2012 12:29 PM

    Would it not make sense to at least bring in a guy like OJ Atogwe or even Reggie Nelson to at least sure up the free safety position? Chung played both FS and SS last season but he is more of a SS. Bringing in Laron Landry would make no sense as he is more a strong safety as well.

  8. sj39 says: Mar 14, 2012 12:41 PM

    Patriot’s fans crack me up. “Oh yeah?, well we used to win the Superbowl all the time!”

  9. homelanddefense says: Mar 14, 2012 12:41 PM

    if you can find 100 safeties that are better than him then why didnt the chargers find one?

  10. mistrezzrachael says: Mar 14, 2012 12:52 PM

    tigerlilac says:Mar 14, 2012 12:14 PM

    The Patriots “made noise” by going to five of the last 11 Super Bowls and by winning their division nine of those 11 years. It is not a coincidence that the Patriots, Steelers, Colts, Packers, and Giants rarely made noise over the last decade for paying free agents large sums of money

    You got that 100% correct sir….Thats why same teams win every year. You think some of these bottom feeders would learn…but no, they chirp like jet fans

  11. tedmurph says: Mar 14, 2012 1:07 PM

    Maybe the fact he’ll get good coaching for the 1rst time in his career will turn him into player.

  12. glen1904 says: Mar 14, 2012 2:43 PM

    he will do fine as soon as he get out of San Diego just like all the players before him. can’t ever doubt that kid effort and BB puts that ahead of anything because he knows when he coaches him up and he gives it his all way more times than not he will be in the right place to make the play

  13. peepeetoucher says: Mar 15, 2012 1:40 AM

    tigerlilac says: Mar 14, 2012 12:14 PM

    The Patriots “made noise” by going to five of the last 11 Super Bowls and by winning their division nine of those 11 years. It is not a coincidence that the Patriots, Steelers, Colts, Packers, and Giants rarely made noise over the last decade for paying free agents large sums of money.

    All those teams listed have or had (in colts case) franchise QB’s… They didn’t need to “make noise”. They alone will carry the team anyway. It’s not like its some secret formula that only the good teams know, and dont sign big money FA.

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