Steve Gregory DB NE 1 Month
Patriots FS Steve Gregory (thumb) is expected to miss a few weeks.
Gregory broke his thumb during Sunday's Week 9 win over the Steelers. It's yet another significant blow to a defense that has already lost Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo. Gregory was wearing the communication device in his helmet for the last two weeks as the defensive leader and has graded out 11th among 85 qualifiers in ProFootballFocus' safety grades. The Patriots will have to coach up third-round rookie Duron Harmon.
Steve Gregory DB NE Nov 10 '12
Patrios FS Steve Gregory (hip) practiced on a limited basis this week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Gregory, out since Week 4, was cleared to practice Wednesday but isn't a lock to return. ESPN Boston believes Gregory is more likely to play than SS Patrick Chung (shoulder, hamstring), who's also listed as questionable. DE Trevor Scott (hamstring) and LB Tracy White (foot) have officially been ruled out.
Steve Gregory DB NE Nov 06 '12
Patriots FS Steve Gregory (hip) and CB Kyle Arrington (concussion) have resumed practicing.
The Pats are putting in a full-pads practice, which suggests both players have been cleared for game action this week. With Aqib Talib returning from suspension in Week 11, New England is getting reinforcements for a beleaguered secondary.
Steve Gregory DB NE Oct 06 '12
Patriots FS Steve Gregory (hip) has been ruled out for Week 5.
With Gregory out, rookie Tavon Wilson will make his first NFL start. Wilson has two interceptions and two fumble recoveries to go along with 11 total tackles in the first four games rotating with Chung and Gregory. Wilson has also played in three-safety sets as a hybrid linebacker in sub formations.
Steve Gregory DB NE Jul 14 '12
ESPN Boston confirms Steve Gregory is the leading candidate for the Patriots' starting free safety job.
Other potential candidates include second-round FS Tavon Wilson, James Ihedigbo, and veteran CB Will Allen. Gregory figures to open training camp as the starter based on seniority, but will likely face heavy competition from Wilson, who's the superior talent.
Steve Gregory DB NE Mar 14 '12
Free agent SS Steve Gregory has reportedly received interest from three teams about a visit.
The teams haven't been disclosed, but Gregory is reportedly viewed as a starter. The Chargers seem likely to lose Gregory after failing to commit to him as more than a reserve.
Steve Gregory DB NE Jan 05 '12
Free agent SS Steve Gregory says he will test the open market this offseason in search of a starting job.
"I feel like I'm a legit starter in this league," said Gregory, who started 13 games this past season, but not by design. He was thrust into the lineup by Bob Sanders' year-ending injury. Unfortunately, Gregory may not be pleased by what he finds on the market. He graded 74th among 86 NFL safeties by Pro Football Focus this season, and caused just one turnover (a pick six).
Steve Gregory DB NE Nov 10 '11
NFL Network's Alex Flanagan reports Chargers SS Steve Gregory (thigh) is inactive for Thursday night's game against the Raiders.
Gregory injured himself in Wednesday's practice. Pro Football Focus grades Gregory as slightly below average in coverage and against the run. Veteran Paul Oliver will fill in opposite Eric Weddle, with rookie Shareece Wright providing depth. Also inactive for the Bolts in Week 10: WR Malcom Floyd, OLB Shaun Phillips, WR Bryan Walters, OG Kris Dielman, DE Vaughn Martin, and LB Darryl Gamble.