Gregory suffered a thumb injury during Sunday's game against the Steelers. New England Patriots safety Steve Gregory has a broken thumb and is expected to miss a few weeks, league sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Gregory has made 52 tackles and broken up two passes for the Patriots this season. FOXBOROUGH Patriots safety Steve Gregory broke his thumb Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter. Duron Harmon is the likely replacement for Gregory in the starting lineup. FOXBOROUGH Three players safety Steve Gregory, receiver Austin Collie, and running back Brandon Bolden weren't spotted on Tuesday at the only Patriots' practice of the week, a full-pads workout. The Patriots have already lost nose tackle Vince Wilfork, defensive tackle Tommy Kelly and linebacker Jarod Mayo for the season from a defense that held up very well while the team’s offense found its footing.