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Steelers Release S Ross Ventrone With Injury Settlement

After suffering a hamstring injury in the Friday night preseason opener against the Detroit Lions, the Pittsburgh Steelers reportedly placed safety Ross Ventrone on their Reserve/Injured list. However, that stay on the list was a very short one as Ventrone was released Monday with an injury settlement.

Ventrone working out an injury settlement with the Steelers now frees him up to sign with another team once his hamstring heals. Additionally, Ventrone can re-sign with the Steelers but not until the length of his settlement passes plus another 6 weeks.

It’s sad to see the Steelers have to part with the Villanova product once again, but that’s just how it goes in the NFL and especially when it comes to fringe roster players such as himself. As you can see below, Ventrone is the king of the transaction report since originally coming into the league in 2010 as an undrafted free agent.

Last season, Ventrone was released by the Steelers after suffering a hamstring injury during the Monday night game against the San Diego Chargers. He surfaced a few weeks later on the practice squad of the New England Patriots and lasted there roughly three weeks. He resurfaced in Pittsburgh in late December and closed out the season on the team’s 53-man roster as a contributor on special teams.

Is this the end of Rusty Benson in Pittsburgh? It’s hard to know for sure, but it won’t be surprising if he winds up back on the Steelers 53-man roster at some point during the 2016 regular season.

Ventrone transactions since 2010

Aug 15, 2016 Released by the Pittsburgh Steelers with injury settlement.
Aug 14, 2016 Undisclosed, injured reserve.
Jan 01, 2016 Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers from the practice squad.
Dec 29, 2015 Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers to the practice squad.
Nov 18, 2015 Released by the New England Patriots from the practice squad.
Oct 28, 2015 Signed by the New England Patriots to the practice squad.
Oct 13, 2015 Released by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Oct 11, 2014 Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers from the practice squad.
Aug 31, 2014 Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers to the practice squad.
Aug 30, 2014 Released by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Dec 31, 2013 Signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers to a future contract.
Dec 13, 2013 Re-signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers to the practice squad.
Aug 31, 2013 Waived by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Jan 02, 2013 Signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sep 01, 2012 Released by the New England Patriots.
Aug 28, 2012 Undisclosed, injured reserve.
Aug 27, 2012 Waived by the New England Patriots.
Feb 07, 2012 Signed by the New England Patriots from the practice squad.
Dec 28, 2011 Re-signed by the New England Patriots to the practice squad.
Dec 26, 2011 Waived by the New England Patriots.
Dec 17, 2011 Signed by the New England Patriots from the practice squad.
Nov 24, 2011 Re-signed by the New England Patriots to the practice squad.
Nov 22, 2011 Waived by the New England Patriots.
Nov 21, 2011 Signed by the New England Patriots from the practice squad.
Nov 17, 2011 Re-signed by the New England Patriots to the practice squad.
Nov 15, 2011 Waived by the New England Patriots.
Nov 12, 2011 Signed by the New England Patriots from the practice squad.
Nov 09, 2011 Re-signed by the New England Patriots to the practice squad.
Nov 03, 2011 Waived by the New England Patriots.
Oct 19, 2011 Re-signed by the New England Patriots.
Oct 17, 2011 Waived by the New England Patriots.
Oct 08, 2011 Signed by the New England Patriots from the practice squad.
Oct 04, 2011 Re-signed by the New England Patriots to the practice squad.
Oct 01, 2011 Released by the New England Patriots.
Sep 24, 2011 Signed by the New England Patriots from the practice squad.
Sep 05, 2011 Re-signed by the New England Patriots to the practice squad.
Sep 03, 2011 Released by the New England Patriots.
Aug 29, 2011 Re-signed by the New England Patriots.
Aug 09, 2011 Released by the New England Patriots.
Jan 18, 2011 Signed by the New England Patriots from the practice squad.
Oct 19, 2010 Re-signed by the New England Patriots to the practice squad.
Sep 04, 2010 Released by the New England Patriots.
Aug 23, 2010 Signed as a free agent by the New England Patriots.
Aug 15, 2010 Waived by the New England Patriots.
Apr 25, 2010 Signed as an undrafted free agent by the New England Patriots.

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