Agent: Patriots to release veteran safety Steve Gregory

By Christopher Price on February 28, 2014 at 1:11 pm ET

The Patriots will release safety Steve Gregory on Friday, according to his agent David Canter.

The 31-year-old Gregory, who spent the last two seasons with New England, started 23 regular season games for the Patriots in that stretch. His best season came in 2013, when he played in 14 games (staring 11), and had 79 tackles (50 solo) and one sack, to go along with three passes defensed.

The 5-foot-11, 200-pounder has spent eight years in the league. Prior to signing with the Patriots as a free agent prior to the 2012 season, he was with the Chargers for six seasons.

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