FOXBORO, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced the release of veteran linebacker Marty Moore today.
Moore, 30, re-signed with the Patriots on Sept. 4, 2001, after spending the 2000 season with the Cleveland Browns. He played in the first three games of the season for the Patriots, primarily on special teams, and was credited with two defensive tackles. The team placed him on the injured reserve list on Oct. 2, 2001 with an Achilles injury. The Patriots originally drafted him with the final pick in the 1994 NFL draft. The 6-foot-1-inch, 245-pound linebacker played six seasons with the team (1994-99) before signing with the Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent in 2000. In eight seasons, Moore has totaled 175 defensive tackles, including one sack, three interceptions and 110 special teams stops.