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Round Drafted (Year, College): Undrafted (2006, Syracuse)
Gregory was a college corner converted into a safety. You wouldn't think he was a football player if you saw him on the street, but he is a key player on the Chargers team. After the draft, he earned a spot on the practice squad as an UDFA.
Gregory quickly ascended to the active roster, only two weeks into the 2006 season, and became a key contributer on special teams. Although he is listed as a CB/SAF he mostly plays the strong safety position.
Although he lacks the size to ever develop into a full time starter, he is key in passing situations and as the third safety.
Last year he backed up Clinton Hart during the beginning of the year but began to supplant him in passing situations as the year went on.
He makes up for his lack of athleticism with plenty of film study and is a heady player. Last year in week 14 against Oakland, starting in place of an injured Hart, he recorded 7 tackles and made a third down stop when tackling Zach Miller short of the first down.
He said the play was attributed to film study, and it obviously was as you can see when watching the play, Gregory immediately knew what was happening and made the stop.
He's not flashy, but he gets the job done and isn't afraid of contact.