Ross Ventrone: He’s Baaaaaaack…..Again

by Kisha on November 12, 2011 // 0 Comments

Ross Ventrone.

A name that most of Patriot Nation has probably heard of. Not because he’s some free agent looking to make a new start in New England or even because he’s veteran who just wants to win.


The reason why Ross Ventrone sounds familiar is that the Villanova grad has been in a on again, off again relationship with the Patriots Practice and Active Roster.

Even his stat sheet on Pro-Football-Reference looks a little sad.

I remember when I first saw the 5-foot-8-inches defensive back on the practice field. He wasn’t half bad. But it was also the time when it seemed like the Patriots were putting together a band of players who were no taller than 5’10.

When he was first signed by the Patriots in 2010, it seemed as though he was following the footsteps of his older brother Ray Ventrone, who has now found a home with the Cleveland Browns. But as it turns out, Ross would be involved in 19 transactions with the Patriots.

Check out how the New England Patriots section of his Professional Career section on Wikipedia reads:

New England Patriots

After going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, Ventrone was signed by the New England Patriots on April 29, 2010. He played in the team’s preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints before being waived on August 15. He was re-signed on August 23, and played in the team’s final two preseason games before being waived during final cuts on September 4. He was signed to the Patriots’ practice squad on October 19, 2010. He was re-signed to a future contract for the 2011 season on January 18, 2011, played in one game on Sept 24, 2011, and was cut Oct. 1, 2011. [1] Ventrone was signed to the practice squad on October 4, 2011. He was promoted to the active roster on October 8. He was waived on October 17, only to be re-signed on October 19 and cut again on November 5, 2011.

…oh and he was signed again today, November 12.
Someone better alert the Ross Ventrone Wikipedia page moderator.

I’m thinking there’s  something about this kid that the Patriots can’t seem to let go. Or maybe they’re just getting a little desperate on the defensive side of the ball.

Ventrone’s only tackle this year was during the week five win against the Jets. Maybe he’ll bring a little luck for the Patriots on Sunday.

Hopefully it’ll give us some sort of spark…welcome back kiddo.

Alas, I leave you with a Ventrone highlight reel. Yeah, I was surprised there was about five and half minutes of it too.


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