31-year-old Steve Gregory, who was cut by the New England Patriots last month, is still on the free agent market after not receiving any contract offers up until this point. Gregory had 116 tackles and 3 interceptions in his 2 seasons with the Patriots, but was cut because his contract would have counted for over $3 million against the cap for 2014. As an 8 year NFL veteran, he surprisingly says that his best playing days are ahead of him.
"A lot of things I hear, there's speculation that I might be too old at 31, which is in my mind, I think it's absolutely crazy.  I'm the healthiest I've ever been in my career. I'm just as athletic as when I first started out. I know the value I have. The experience I gained over the years makes me that much more of a player. Playing time and experience has really changed my game and evolved it to the point where I feel like I can have some of the best years of my career coming up, so I think those type of values are what teams should be looking at as opposed to just a number in age."

The Patriots haven't talked to Gregory about re-signing but he said it is "definitely a place I would love to go back to."
I don't think it's something that they don't want to do. I loved it in New England. I got really close with the team and the coaches, and I really enjoyed my time out there. 

Steve says he wants to play a few more seasons in the NFL, but as much as he says the best days of his career are ahead of him, it is just not true. It's unlikely the Patriots will sign him to a restructured deal, but hey, who knows. @joeloobs @PatriotsLife

Via: syracuse.com

Joe Loubier 4/03/2014 12:35:00 PM Edit

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