Chiefs S Steve Gregory Announces Retirement Saturday

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    Veteran safety Steve Gregory, who played six seasons with the San Diego Chargers and the last two with the New England Patriots, announced his retirement on Saturday, Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports.

    The 31-year-old Gregory, who was released by the Patriots on Feb. 28, had signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on July 31.

    "After entering the game as an undrafted free agent, I was fortunate enough to play twice as long as the average player," Gregory said in a statement through his agent, David Canter. "I'm tremendously happy with my decision and being able to walk away from this great game both healthy and on my own terms."

    Gregory added that the birth of his daughter Aviana this offseason, "changed my life's perspective." He plans to pursue a career in coaching.