FOXBORO, Mass.—The New England Patriots announced that they have activated linebacker Matt Chatham off the practice squad onto the active roster. He fills a roster spot that was created when the team placed Marty Moore on the injured reserve list yesterday.
Chatham, 24, originally joined the Patriots when he was claimed off waivers on Aug. 28, 2000. He saw action in six games last season before being placed on injured reserve on Nov. 22, 2000. The 6-foot-4-inch, 250-pound linebacker was waived by the Patriots on Sept. 2, 2001. He re-signed with the team as a practice squad player on September 4 and was activated on September 23. He recorded two tackles vs. the Jets. He was waived on Tuesday, Sept. 25 and re-signed to the team's practice squad.
Ivy, 23, originally signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a rookie free agent out of West Virginia following the 2001 NFL draft. The 6-foot-3-inch, 195-pound wide receiver was a four-year letterman and a three-year starter for the Mountaineers and finished third in school history with 160 career receptions for 2,412 yards. He was waived by the Buccaneers on Sept. 2, 2001.