FOXBORO, Mass. - The New England Patriots signed linebacker Marty Moore today. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Subsequently, the team announced seven player transactions to reach their roster limit. Three of those transactions included the waiving of guard Adam Davis and linebackers Antico Dalton and Maugaula Tuitele. Four other players were placed on reserve lists for the season. Cornerback Ray Hill, tight end Jabari Holloway and linebacker Andy Katzenmoyer were each placed on the Reserve/Injured list, while tight end Arther Love was placed on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list.
Moore, 30, has played in 109 games, including 19 starts during his eight-year NFL career. He has accumulated 173 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.
Dalton, 25, played in all three preseason games with the Patriots and recorded three tackles. He was signed onto the Patriots practice squad on Nov. 28, 2000 and then elevated onto the active roster on Dec. 7, 2000. He played in three games during the 2000 season and recorded two special teams tackles. The 6-foot-1-inch, 238-pound linebacker was originally drafted in the sixth round of the 1999 NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings.
Davis, 24, played in two games with the Patriots this preseason. The 6-foot-4-inch lineman was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent on April 19, 2000 and was listed among the Patriots inactives for the first two games of the season. He was waived from the active roster on Sept. 16, 2000 and signed onto the Patriots practice squad.
Tuitele, 23, recorded three tackles, including one sack, during the 2001 preseason. He was originally signed as an undrafted free agent on April 19, 2000. The 6-foot-2-inch, 253-pound linebacker was waived prior to the 2000 season but was re-signed and played at Detroit (11/23/00), where he recorded a solo tackle.
Hill, 26, injured his knee against the Carolina Panthers. He was claimed off waivers by the Patriots from the Buffalo Bills on June 11, 2001. The 6-foot, 190-pound defender has recorded 28 special teams tackles during his four-year NFL career. Hill was originally signed by the Bills as an undrafted free agent on April 24, 1998, but was waived and placed on the Bills practice squad. He was later activated by the Bills, but was again waived and was picked up by the Miami Dolphins on Nov. 18, 1998. Hill recorded a career-high 14 special teams tackles with the Dolphins in 1999. He was waived by the Dolphins on Oct. 25, 2000 and signed with Buffalo on Nov. 22, 2001.
Holloway, 22, was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round (119th overall) of the 2001 NFL draft. The six-foot-2-inch, 258-pound tight end did not participate in any of the Patriots preseason games. He earned four letters at Notre Dame while playing in 37 of 44 games.
Katzenmoyer, 23, did not play in any of the Patriots three preseason games this year. He was originally drafted by the Patriots in the first round (28th overall) of the 1999 NFL draft. The 6-foot-3-inch, 260-pound linebacker has recorded 129 total tackles during his two-year NFL career. He played in all 16 games during his rookie season, while performing in only eight in 2000. He was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 1, 2000.
Love, 23, was originally drafted by the Patriots in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2001 NFL draft. The 6-foot-4-inch, 250 pound tight end earned four letters at South Carolina State and finished his career with 34 catches for 562 yards and four touchdowns.