Patriots Release Safety Ross Ventrone

The human yo-yo has been strung around again. The New England Patriots have released Ross Ventrone from their practice squad.

Ventrone was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 13th, in part due to a hamstring injury that left him unable to help on special teams. The Patriots scooped him up two weeks later, uniting him with his brother Ray, who serves as an assisant on the Patriots’ coaching staff.

With Shamarko Thomas dealing with a knee injury, leaving the Steelers with only three healthy safeties, it’s not impossible to think Ventrone will be brought back. We also pointed out the possibility of the team claiming D.J. Swearinger yesterday.

Ventrone made three tackles for the Steelers in five games and has served as one of the team’s top special teamers the last two seasons.

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