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    No contract details yet. Per Reiss.
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    Steve Gregory signed

    According to Reiss.
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    Ian R. Rapoport ‏ @RapSheet
    A ballpark figure on the numbers for Patriots S Steve Gregory: I hear $2-3M average per year over three years.
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    Gregory is a Patriot

    How do you spelled U-N-D-E-R-W-H-E-L-M-E-D
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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.
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    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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    Tweet from Russ Lande :

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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.
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    Agreed, but we should wait to see how much of the money is guaranteed before we worry about it too much.

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    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.
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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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Reggie Nelson?

    and Matt Slater.

    Fixed it for ya!
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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
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    Well it's clear that they are targeting mostly defense in free agency and they should.
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