Bill Belichick has had his eyes on team newcomers, Jason King and Nicholas Grigsby, for a while
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New England Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick will go down in the record books as one of the greatest NFL coaches of all time.
Part of that is for his knack of finding and tracking players who could potentially contribute to his winning ways. That’s not to say he hasn’t had a few duds over the years, but when it comes to winning, we know this man knows a lot about it.
The Patriots had two roster spots to fill this week after placing Martellus Bennett and Nate Ebner on injured reserve, and of course Belichick had a backup plan.
Next up on BB’s radar are undrafted rookie offensive lineman Jason King and linebacker Nicholas Grigsby.
King, a product of Purdue, will get his chance to shine very shortly. The Patriots O-line is having some current difficulties with Marcus Cannon and LaAdrian Waddle being injured and David Andrews coming down with an illness. So, adding King seemed to be a smart move.
Ebner will be hard to replace, but New England is hoping Grigsby can fulfill some of his duties. Grigsby is currently in his second year of the NFL and has bounced around a bit. He played in six games with the Rams last season (even one against the Patriots) and was part of the Ravens practice squad earlier this year after the Rams released him at the start of this season. But, BB and company have had their eyes on him since he came out of college at Pittsburgh.
“I thought at the end of the year last year for the Rams he did a good job for them,” Belichick said of Grigsby. “Not just in our game, but kind of that last third of the season. He did a solid job for them. We saw that. When he was released at the beginning of the year this year, we talked about him then. It didn’t really work out at that time. Didn’t have a roster spot… But as time went along, we got into a situation last week where we felt like adding him to the roster last week would benefit the team. We’ve tracked him from college, from Pittsburgh, to the Rams to here.”
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