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New England Patriots Release Safety Steven Gregory
February 28th, 2014 at 5:10 PM
The New England Patriots cut veteran safety Steven Gregory on Friday, announcing via the team's official twitter feed just before 3:30 pm that the two sides had officially parted ways.  Gregory's agent- David Canter- was the first to break the news about his client, also doing so on Twitter.   Gregory...

What We Learned From the Final Day of the Combine
February 27th, 2014 at 7:01 PM
The 2014 NFL Combine officially came to a close on Tuesday, as cornerbacks and safeties were the remaining positional groups to suit up for on-field workouts and various speed and agility drills.   The Patriots will have some flexibility in this year's draft, as they possess a pick in each of...

Rob Gronkowski Tears ACL and MCL, Officially Done for the Year
December 9th, 2013 at 3:14 PM
A Monday morning MRI has confirmed Patriots fans' worst nightmare; according to multiple reports, New England's star tight end Rob Gronkowski has suffered both a torn anterior cruciate ligament, and medial collateral ligament, ending his season.   Gronkowski was carted off of Gillette Stadium Sunday and would not get the opportunity to...

Steve Gregory Back at Patriots Practice
November 20th, 2013 at 2:09 PM
ESPN Boston reports that starting safety Steve Gregory returned to the practice field Wednesday, having missed the past week and a half of practice with a broken thumb.  Gregory sustained the injury in New England's November 3 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers, and was replaced in the lineup by rookie...

Carolina Panthers’ Secondary- Overlooked and Disrespected?
November 18th, 2013 at 4:09 PM
After last Sunday's impressive road victory over the San Francisco 49ers propelled them to a 6-3 record, the Carolina Panthers have garnered kudos from the national media, especially on the defensive side of the football.  While most of the talk coming into Monday night's matchup versus the 7-2 Patriots has been...

Safety Steve Gregory Absent from Practice for Second Straight Day
November 14th, 2013 at 3:00 PM
As the New England Patriots continue to get ready for the Carolina Panthers on Monday night, the team has practiced with everyone but safety Steve Gregory for the second straight day.  Gregory broke his thumb against the Pittsburgh Steelers right before the bye weeks and is expected to miss a couple...

Bill Belichick Deflects Questions About New England Patriots Signing Free Agent Safety Ed Reed
November 13th, 2013 at 2:11 PM
Yesterday the Houston Texans announced that they were releasing safety Ed Reed after signing him this offseason. Yesterday, Patriots101.com looked into the possibility of whether or not the New England Patriots should pursue Reed. Today, Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com is reporting that Bill Belichick deflected questions as it pertained to Reed and...

Will New England Take a Look at Recently Released Ed Reed?
November 12th, 2013 at 5:01 PM
In a surprising bit of NFL news, the Houston Texans released veteran free-safety Ed Reed Tuesday.  After starting the season 2-0, the Texans are officially in a tailspin, having lost seven consecutive contests and now just one game clear of the recently winless Jacksonville Jaguars. In March, Houston signed Reed to...

Safety Steve Gregory Lone Absentee at Practice
November 12th, 2013 at 1:03 PM
After having six days off from the football field, the New England Patriots returned to the practice field on Tuesday as they begin their preparation for the Carolina Panthers.  Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reports that safety Steve Gregory was the lone absentee as the team took the practice field earlier today....

Safety Steven Gregory Could Miss a Couple of Weeks Due to Broken Wrist
November 5th, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Safety Steven Gregory has been a main cog in the New England Patriots secondary this season and one of the reasons for the improved play. During Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Gregory left the game after hurting his thumb/wrist. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweets that Gregory broke his thumb this past Sunday...

New England Patriots Training Camp Preview: Safety
July 25th, 2013 at 12:00 PM
 ***PHOTO1*** In the final breakdown of the New England Patriots roster as it heads into training camp tomorrow, Patriots101.com is going to look at the last line of defense, the safety position. As mentioned in the preview of the cornerbacks, the Patriots ranked 29th in pass defense last season despite forcing 20...

NFL Network Unveils Most Overrated, Underrated New England Patriots’ Players
July 4th, 2013 at 1:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday afternoon  the NFL Network continued its series looking at the most underrated and overrated players of each NFL team. The New England Patriots were the next team to be analyzed. Some of the more notable names to Patriots fans include linebacker Adalius Thomas, wide receiver Troy Brown, running back Antowain Smith and safety...

Could Ed Reed Be a Patriot?
February 10th, 2013 at 9:00 AM
Future hall of fame safety Ed Reed will be one of the most sought after free agents on market when his contract expires in March.   "I could definitely play for coach Belichick" Reed Said.  "He is a great coach.  I'm sure he can help me to even more as a player...

Injuries Piling up as Patriots are Once Again Thin in the Secondary
December 28th, 2012 at 9:28 AM
Aqib Talib grabbed his hip after seeing just one play on defense and missed the entire second half with a hip injury that had been ailing him since he hurt it against the San Francisco 49ers.  With Alfonzo Dennard also down and Marquice Cole suffering an injury against the Jaguars, the...

Patriots Secondary Showing Signs of Improvement
November 26th, 2012 at 12:35 AM
After years of turmoil with a pass defense that at times looked like it would struggle to stop anything apart from a mediocre middle school passing attack, it finally seems like the Patriots secondary is beginning to stabilize.  Although still giving up 289.4 passing yards per game, good for 29th...

New England Patriots Re-sign Safety James Ihedigbo
June 22nd, 2012 at 5:06 PM
In an unsurprising move, the New England Patriots have re-signed safety James Ihedigbo. The Patriots signed Ihedigbo to a one-year contract last year and the former New York Jet struggled with a shoulder injury through much of the season. He played 16 games, starting 12 of them, and contributed 72 tackles...

New England Patriots Continue to Bolster Defense in the Second Day of Draft
April 27th, 2012 at 11:48 PM
On the second day of the 2012 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots continued the theme they began the day before: defense, defense, defense and more defense. New England drafted safety Tavon Wilson out of Illinois 48th overall and defensive end Jake Bequette out of Arkansas 90th overall. Thursday, in the...

New England Patriots Draft Safety Tavon Wilson Out of Illinois
April 27th, 2012 at 8:20 PM
The New England Patriots continue to address their defensive needs on the second night of the NFL Draft. After taking defensive end Chandler Jones from Syracuse and linebacker Dont'a Hightower from Alabama in the first round, the Patriots selected safety Tavon Wilson out of Illinois with the 16th pick of the...

Rosenhaus: New England Patriots Interested in Yeremiah Bell
April 9th, 2012 at 9:20 PM
Agent Drew Rosenhaus appeared in his weekly segment on WSVN in Miami on Saturday and said two potentially interesting things about safety Yeremiah Bell. ***PHOTO1*** First, he said that Bell will not be returning to the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins signed Tyrell Johnson 16 days after cutting Bell, and telling him that they...

New England Patriots Sign a Few More Free Agents
March 15th, 2012 at 10:45 PM
While March Madness fans whooped and groaned about his or her NCAA men's basketball brackets today, the New England Patriots focused on football and signed a few more free agents. New England re-signed special teams captain Matthew Slater and signed former San Diego Chargers safety Steve Gregory and ex-Chicago Bears defensive...