Jets sign Matt Chatham to 3-year contract

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  1. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Jets | Team signs Chatham
    Mon, 13 Mar 2006 18:19:28 -0800

    Randy Lange, of the Bergen Record, reports the New York Jets have signed free agent LB Matt Chatham (Patriots) to a three-year contract. No financial terms were disclosed, but the contract was described by agent Paul Sheehy as a "hybrid" in which Chatham, who had four career starts in six seasons with New England, can cash in if he wins a starting LB job in head coach Eric Mangini's defense.
     
  2. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Good move for Chatham.

    He diidnt have a lot to offer here, but with Mangini he could help a lot in implementing the switch to the 3-4. I think Mangini also found the cupboard bare of special teams studs.
    Chatham will probably play more snaps on D this year for the NYJ than he played in his Pat career.
     
  3. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Happy for Matt, couldn't care less for the Patriots. Easily replaced.
     
  4. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I seem to recall some comments from BB indicating that Chatham was a guy who couldn't feel content with his ST-focused role. He was eaten up with not being able to get on the field more as an LB...not in a selfish way, just competitive and expecting more from himself (and maybe not appreciating ST). This move should give him a chance.
     
  5. flutie2phelan

    flutie2phelan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Bummer!

    EricManga should know what he's getting.

    I've long felt that Matt C. could do more here ... and then i remember that old saying about Brazil

    ... it's the land of the future ... and always will be.
     
  6. BionicPatriot

    BionicPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

    Really dosent matter. Good sT guy, but did nothing when he played LB.
     
  7. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I've always thought Matt to be a loyal player who was unlucky enough to play behind some of the best LB's in the league. If it were 15-20 years ago Matt plays all the time. Good Luck to him...he'll be invaluable in the clubhouse.
     
  8. Box_O_Rocks

    Box_O_Rocks PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Good luck to Matt, with a couple exceptions each year.
     

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