FOXBORO, Mass.—The New England Patriots announced that they have placed linebacker Marty Moore on the injured reserved list with an Achilles injury and will miss the rest of the season. With today's transaction, the Patriots now have 52 players on the active roster.
Moore, 30, was signed by the Patriots on Aug. 28, 2001 and appeared in each of the team's three games this season, recording a pair of assists vs. Indianapolis. In eight seasons, he has played in 112 games, including 19 starts during his career. He has accumulated 175 defensive tackles (119 solos), as well as 110 special teams tackles. He recorded career-highs with 98 tackles (67 solos) while with the Cleveland Browns during the 2000 season. He was also credited with a single-game career-high of 14 tackles at Pittsburgh (10/22/00). The 6-foot-1-inch, 245-pound linebacker was originally drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round (222nd overall) of the 1994 NFL draft and played in 93 games over his six-year Patriots career. After a season in Cleveland, he re-signed with the Patriots.