New England waived wide receiver Khori Ivy and punter David Leaverton from the practice squad Saturday.
Ivy was added to the five-man squad on Oct. 3 after linebacker Matt Chatham was moved to the 53-man active roster. Originally signed by Tampa Bay as a rookie free agent out of West Virginia following the 2001 NFL draft, the 6-3, 195-pound Ivy was a four-year letterman and a three-year starter for the Mountaineers. He finished third in school history with 160 career receptions for 2,412 yards.
Leaverton's stay in New England was shorter. One of just two punters drafted in the 2001 NFL draft, Leaverton was just added to the practice squad last Tuesday.
The 6-4, 210-pounder averaged 40.6 yards per punt on 180 career punts in four years at Tennessee. He was a four-time academic all-conference selection and was a semi-finalist for the Ray Guy Award, given annually to the nation's top punter.
Leaverton punted 13 times for 580 yards (44.6 avg.) for Jacksonville during the preseason, but was released before the start of the season.