Dec 8, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots strong safety Steve Gregory (28) before their game against the Cleveland Browns at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Gregory Released By The Patriots

January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots safety Steve Gregory (28) against the Denver Broncos in the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Today the Patriots announced that they had released veteran safety Steve Gregory. Cutting Gregory saves the Pats about $2.8 million, which is important with how tight New England’s cap situation currently is.

Here are a few comments from Gregory (via ESPN Boston):

“I had a great time in New England and respect the organization a lot. It was time well spent and I learned a lot. Obviously, you never want to get released from a team. There will be other opportunities, and it’s on good terms.”

“I have no hatred toward anyone. The fans were great. The whole atmosphere out there was unbelievable. It was a great time of my life that I’ll always remember.”

Gregory totaled 116 tackles while he was with the Pats, and even though his 2012 campaign wasn’t that great, he played extremely well this past season. But it appears that he got caught in a numbers game, something that is common in this league.

Second year safety Duron Harmon will slide into Gregory’s vacant starting spot (for now), however it is obvious that adding to their safety group now becomes a priority for Bill Belichick and company.

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