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No contract details yet. Per Reiss.
Steve Gregory signed
According to Reiss.
Do not like.
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A ballpark figure on the numbers for Patriots S Steve Gregory: I hear $2-3M average per year over three years.
Gregory is a Patriot
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Good special teams player. Played some WR in college.
Don't think he's being looked at on defense. PFF ranks him significantly lower than any Patriots CB or S that played on the team last season;
Averaged 0.66 Int's per year and 0.33 sacks per year over his 6 year career. Amazingly, has never forced a fumble in his 6 NFL years.
Won't turn 30 until the end of next season.
Was suspended 4 games in 2010 for steroid use.
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For over 2m a year, he better be playing defense.
Yep, posted in other thread, with that contract he might be our starting FS. He was a backup to a very good safety (Weddle), betterthan Ihedigbo, who knows.
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@MikeReiss - S. Gregory is great signing by Pats. He is athletic, smart & versatile - Can contribute at safety, nickel & on special teams.
Agreed, but we should wait to see how much of the money is guaranteed before we worry about it too much.
Gregory is a free safety. There aren't many available.
Our current safeties are: Chung and Barrett.
We also have STer Sergio Brown.
I think that we will still look for more safeties, including Landry this weekend.
Boston Globe reports he will be special teamer and back up player.
"contribute on special teams" and "provide quality depth"
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The Patriots obviously didn't.
Who do you trust? Some random British guy who has been in IT his whole life and decided to turn his hobby into a paid website, or the Patriots scouting department and Bill Belichick?
If he's making 2-3 million a year, he's starting or playing very prominently in the sub defenses. Only 9 players on the team last year had a cap hit over 3 million. Maybe some of the deal is funny money, but he's not just an STer at anything over 1.5 million.
Ok so now the Globe runs the team.
He is going to compete for a starting spot @ FS and play a ton. In addition to FS, he is going to contribute on nickel and special teams. So in summary, he's a good football player.
100% agree. Most likely a small signing bonus with a small first year salary. If he doesn't make the team out of camp the damage will be negligible.
Scout Inc's write up on him makes him seem like really good fit for the Pats' defense:
Grade: 65 (Average Starter)
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Its a little early to give up on the season just yet. I expect the Pats to draft a starting safety in the first or second round to start next to Chung. I also think you will see another safety added either during F/A or during the cut down period to provide competition for Diggs, Slater, McCourty, Gregory & maybe Sterling Moore at the safety spots.
and Matt Slater.
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Chargers fans aren't too happy with their loss........so I guess we should be very pleased.......after all he was their best safety for quiet some time
Special teamer and dime/7th DB.
Pats pay well for middle/bottom of the roster types.
Well it's clear that they are targeting mostly defense in free agency and they should.
Laron Landry > Brandon Merriweather ??????? LOL. Attempting to sign Landry is pure sign of desperation. Talk about undisciplined Safety who cant cover for lick, and an injury bomb ready to go off with his ACL.
I don't know. Based on the write up, he might excel in a read and react defense like the Patriots. The Chargers have more of an attack style defense. He might do better than people think. Then again, he might not.
Mark Barron from Saban's Alabama title team, if taken with either of our first rounders, would turn the safety position into a strength alongside Chung.
I'm not trying to knock him. I just think that the role in the dime/7th DB is appropriate. Heck he might even start if they can't pick up another player.
I look at it this way.
JAG cover guy.
My only angst is that the Pats need more man-to-man cover guys.
The Patriots certainly have a track record for picking guys who might've been OK in one system and who can contribute much greater in their own.
By all accounts, I think this signing fits that bill. He will go into camp competing for a job as a starting FS and/or nickel DB. Either way, we needed it. Badly.
They like him on the Chargers forums and alot are disappointed that he got away. Still it doesn't sound like he's anything more than a solid backup and ST-er, don't we already have that with Ihedibo, 2-3M per is aot.
Willing to bet we overpaid for him.
Sounds like a nice rotational backup, hopefully we can draft Barron.
He's an upgrade over people like Jones and Molden and can play corner and safety if called upon. Don't mind the move. Doesn't solve the need at safety of course but that doesn't matter just yet as it's not like he;s our only move coming during the off season.
He played SS for the Chargers, but don't be fooled. He was only doing that because Eric Weddle may have been the best FS in the NFL last year (when he wasn't trying to cover Gronkowski). I like this. He'll be one of the team's top 3 safeties along with Chung.
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