Chekwa, who has spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Raiders, signed with the Patriots in March. He was released Monday.
Chekwa has totaled 51 tackles (44 solo) and no interceptions in 32 career games.
Two months after signing cornerback
The latest move has been part of an offseason purge at that position. The team has already released Kyle Arrington and Alfonzo Dennard after losing Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner to free agency.
Chekwa spent four years with Oakland before landing with New England. He has no career interceptions and has been a bit of a disappointment in the NFL.
Chekwa will sign a one-year contract. Chekwa was originally taken in the fourth round by Oakland in the 2011 NFL draft out of Ohio State. He's started four games in his career.
Brown, Chekwa and Moore had all been ruled out prior to Sunday. Both Carrie and Watson entered the contest listed as questionable. Carrie is dealing with an ankle injury. Watson has foot and ankle issues. Bergstrom and McGee are healthy scratches.
Meanwhile, defensive back
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