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18 transactions and counting for Pats, Ross Ventrone

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Earlier this month, Peter King of SI.com pointed out the uncanny extent to which safety Ross Ventrone has ping-ponged on and off the 53-man roster and practice squad of the Patriots.

The official number of Ventrone-related transactions in New England is now up to 18.

Cut (again) on Wednesday, less than two days after appearing in the Monday night win over the Chiefs, Ventrone has been signed (again) to the team’s practice squad.

The latest move comes as part of a four-man transaction, with receiver Tiquan Underwood re-joining the 53-man roster, linebacker Jeff Tarpinian landing on injured reserve, and defensive back Josh Victorian being dumped from the practice squad.

Though some may wonder whether something fishy is happening, given that Ventrone is always willing and available to rejoin the team in whatever capacity he’s offered, any other team can disrupt the Ross Ventrone revolving door by claiming his contract on waivers any time he is dropped from the Pats’ active roster.

Ventrone has appeared in six games this year.  If he appears in three of the final six, he won’t be eligible for the active roster/practice squad carousel in 2012.

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15 Responses to “18 transactions and counting for Pats, Ross Ventrone”
  1. test2402 says: Nov 24, 2011 11:38 AM

    So thats why he can’t afford a haircut.

  2. elwaysbrain says: Nov 24, 2011 11:47 AM

    Brave Heart? Is that you?

  3. belairirish says: Nov 24, 2011 12:08 PM

    Are you sure that isn’t Stuttering John?

  4. joetoronto says: Nov 24, 2011 12:08 PM

    Don’t give up, kid, you never know.

  5. cleverbob says: Nov 24, 2011 12:16 PM

    He moonlights at 7-11 in between gigs with the Patriots, so no big deal.

  6. db105 says: Nov 24, 2011 12:21 PM

    I’m sure some morons think these transactions have something to do with the Pats cheating.

  7. mrconnors says: Nov 24, 2011 12:26 PM

    Eric Ratgini got canned again, so the Patriots don’t have to worry about their 5th stringers being picked up.

  8. wfingers23 says: Nov 24, 2011 12:35 PM

    Bababooey

  9. vipod4ever says: Nov 24, 2011 1:03 PM

    C’Mon Man…that’s Vinatieri with a wig!!!

  10. kingbeason52 says: Nov 24, 2011 1:11 PM

    He just looks like a D*bag..

  11. abninf says: Nov 24, 2011 1:22 PM

    They’re signing chicks now?

  12. profootballwalk says: Nov 24, 2011 2:22 PM

    He’s in the NFL and you’re not. Neither are the vast majority of last year’s college footbal graduating class. Alabama had four player in the NFL draft last year. The rest are watching on TV. Ross Ventrone is an NFL football player, and most PFT commenters are hoping to move up from the drive-in microphone to Assistant Fryolator Shift Manager.

  13. spartaninnh says: Nov 24, 2011 4:03 PM

    I can’t believe Rex hasn’t signed him yet.

  14. jagfan14 says: Nov 24, 2011 7:06 PM

    When he isn’t playing football with the patriots, he is shredding his ax as lead guitar player for Napalm Death.

  15. belicheckyoself says: Nov 25, 2011 9:08 PM

    You’re all wrong, that’s a photoshopped dave mustaine!

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