Chargers GM has praise for safety Gregory

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Chargers GM has praise for safety Gregory

Steve Gregory is an ex-Charger but that doesn't mean San Diego's happy to see him go.

"He wanted to find out what was out there and he got himself in a good situation," Chargers general manager A.J. Smith said of the Patriots newest safety. "We would have liked to keep him but we understand his wanting to test the market."

Gregory, a 29-year-old who made 54 tackles playing strong safety last year in San Diego, has made 31 career starts. Thirteen of those came last year.

"First of all, he's a great locker room guy," said Smith. "Secondly, he plays strong safety, free safety and special teams. Very versatile. Very smart."

Gregory, who agreed to a three-year deal with the Patriots on Thursday, has limitations. Smith acknowledged that but added, "When you're with a team like the Patriots, they will find out what a player can do and put him in that situation. And there are more things that Steve can do than he can't do. He's a good football player."

Giardi: Garoppolo 'still in pain,' does not have full mobility in shoulder

Giardi: Garoppolo 'still in pain,' does not have full mobility in shoulder

The Patriots had both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett on the field for Tuesday's practice.

While many are hopeful that Garoppolo will be ready to go on Sunday, it’s definitely not a given at this point.

According to CSN’s Mike Giardi, Garoppolo is “still in pain and does not yet have full mobility in his throwing shoulder”

Tom E. Curran had better news about Jacoby Brissett’s thumb. The rookie quarterback was in the Patriots locker room locker room Tuesday morning without splint, tape or cast on his thumb. 

When he asked Brissett if he's feeling "tip-top," he answered, "Oh yeah."