Posts Tagged ‘Cory Grissom’

Examining Patriots’ Injured Reserve, Non-Football Injury Lists

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Like several other Patriots, No. 67 Cory Grissom saw his 2013 season end before it began. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas

The New England Patriots 2013 campaign was one of attrition. Two captains were lost for the season by Week 6. A total of six starters were lost by the playoffs. And, per the Patriots official site, a collection of 13 players finished the year on injured reserve or the reserve/non-football injury list – excluding injury settlements.

New England’s season-ending injuries consisted of 16 Pro Bowl appearances and over $28.6 million in annual salary, according to Spotrac.com. The assortment consisted of both experience and youth, netting an average age of 26 years old. There were three veterans with at least 10 years of NFL tenure; there were five rookies and first-year players in the mix as well.

Yet now that the season itself has ended and the focus has turned to the offseason, what does it all mean for head coach Bill Belichick and director of player personnel Nick Caserio? What could the future hold?

Let’s revisit the assortment of Patriots set to come off the injured lists. (more…)


Digging Deep: Patriots Undrafted Defensive Tackle Cory Grissom

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Defensive tackle Cory Grissom is striving to make the New England Patriots as an undrafted rookie. (Photo: Patriots.com)

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

Cory Grissom devoted five seasons of football to the University of South Florida. And over that time, the defensive tackle known as “Pork Chop” started 40 of 46 career games.

But even after making second-team All-Big East as a redshirt senior in 2012, even after venturing to the Senior Bowl, and even after earning an invite to the NFL Scouting Combine, the 6’2”, 316-pound Bull did not hear is name called during April’s draft.

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