Posts Tagged ‘Steve Gregory’

Patriots vs Tampa Bay Bucs: Preseason Aftermath

Friday, August 24th, 2012
Patriots Tampa Bay Preseason

Tom Brady and the Patriots got behind early. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

Here is a position by position breakdown of the action from the New England Patriots 28-30 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Steve Gregory and Will Allen: Patriots Free Agent Reset

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Steve Gregory Patriots Safety

Will Steve Gregory win the battle for the safety spot next to Patrick Chung? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

I think we can all agree that if there was one area in the Patriots defense that most needed an upgrade this offseason, it was next to Patrick Chung at safety.

Despite a weak safety draft class and a shallow free agent market, the Patriots addressed that need drafting Tavon Wilson and Nate Ebner and signing Steve Gregory and Will Allen.

So where will Gregory and Allen fit in this season and are they the answer the Patriots need?

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2012 Patriots Roster Prediction: Doug Kyed 1.0

Monday, July 30th, 2012
Patriots Practice

The Patriots look to have plenty of depth on their roster in 2012. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

On Saturday and Sunday I was among the 14,000 attendees at Patriots training camp carefully watching all 89 players on the current Patriots roster.

After watching each drill and trying to gauge all of the new talent on the Patriots roster, I thought it was time for my first roster prediction of the 2012 preseason.

If you wanted to look over all of my thoughts this past weekend, feel free to go through my twitter timeline.

Here’s how I think the Patriots roster will shake out for week 1:
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Patriots Training Camp: 15 Things that Stood out on Sunday

Sunday, July 29th, 2012
Training Camp Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski has had better days. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Contributor

In what was a little bit of a surprise, the Patriots were back in full pads for the second straight day. With a day off coming on Monday, Coach Belichick decided to put his players through the most physical practice to date.

Who was out on the field and what stood out on Sunday? Continue reading to see what went down at Gillette on Sunday.

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Patrick Chung: How Much is the Patriots Safety Worth?

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Patrick Chung Patriots Safety

Is Patrick Chung a part of the Patriots future plans? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

Alongside wide receiver Wes Welker and offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer, starting safety Patrick Chung is considered one of New England’s most valuable impending free agents.

Chung, who is set to turn 25 years old in August, has established himself as one of New England’s best defensive players since being drafted with the Patriots’ top pick in the 2009 NFL Draft. The Boston Herald recently reported that New England has yet to discuss a contract extension with Chung, but it is expected that New England would be interested in re-signing Chung before he reaches the open market.

Of course, both the team and the player must be receptive to an extension, so a middle ground will have to be reached in order for the club to lock up Chung long-term.

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Steve Gregory: Starting Patriots Safety?

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
Steve Gregory Patriots Safety

Will Steve Gregory or Tavon Wilson be starting alongside Pat Chung? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

After visiting with the New England Patriots for two days in March, free agent safety Steve Gregory agreed to terms with the club on a contract worth $7.05 million over three years.

Gregory received a $2.5 million signing bonus as a part of the deal, prompting widespread speculation that he would start in New England’s defensive backfield opposite Patrick Chung next season.

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2012 Patriots Roster: Position Battles to Watch

Monday, May 28th, 2012
Shane Vereen Patriots

Shane Vereen figures to be in the running for a bigger role this year. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Now that the draft, free agency and the player acquisition period has come to an end, the 2012 New England Patriots Roster is coming into focus. As of right now the Patriots 90 man roster is loaded with talented players from top to bottom.

Training camp this year will be ultra-competitive as 75 or so players who have a legitimate shot at making the roster will fight for 53 spots.

What will the most competitive position battles be and who will win out? I take a look at all the position battles to watch as training camp is quickly approaching.

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