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Gerard Warren


Happy 43rd birthday to Gerard Warren
Born July 25, 1978 in Lake City, Florida
Patriot DT, 2010-2011; uniform #92, 62, 98
Signed as a free agent on April 24, 2010


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Gerard Warren was the third overall pick of the 2001 draft by Cleveland. The former Florida Gator played for the Browns, Broncos and Raiders before signing with the Pats at the age of 32. He was considered to be a flop by Cleveland fans, traded away to Denver for pennies on the dollar (a fourth round pick ahead of the draft in 2005). The Broncos were impressed in his first season there, re-signing him to a six-year, $36 million contract just prior to the start of free agency. The Mile High love for Warren didn't last long; he was dealt to division rival Oakland a year later, for a conditional draft pick. After two seasons in Oakland he signed a two year, $12.8 million contract that included a $4.6 million signing bonus; the Raiders waived Warren one year later in March of 2010.

While Cleveland, Denver and Oakland may have soured on their return on investment in regards to Gerard Warren, that was not the case in Foxborough. He was signed on April 29, 2010 to a one-year deal with a base of $900k that included a mere $40k signing bonus, and re-signed in 2012 to a $925k contract. Warren became one in a long list of veteran draft bust reclamation projects, filling a specific lower profile role in a positive manner.


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Dec 12, 2010: Jay Cutler of the Chicago Bears is sacked by Gerard Warren at Soldier Field.


Gerard Warren played in 28 games with ten starts in his two stints with the Patriots, making 4.5 sacks, 40 tackles (six tackles for a loss), nine quarterback hits and one fumble recovery. He also had eleven tackles in four postseason games for the Pats.










Patriots' Gerard Warren about to have his big moment

They called him “Big Money” in Cleveland, Ohio.​

At first, Gerard Warren liked it.​

Fortune and fame agreed with the meaty defensive tackle. He was a man about town. He became a reason the Browns made the playoffs.​

But then his image went bankrupt, and the team went bust. Isn’t life strange, if you’re Gerard Warren?​

A decade later, Warren is one of Bill Belichick’s model citizens. He is in his first Super Bowl as a member of the Patriots.​

Gerard Warren kinda sucked here...Reminds me of those bad 2009-11 defenses (which still should've been good enough to appear in two SBs, winning one)...
 

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