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49ers add special-teamer / safety Ray Ventrone

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The 49ers, in a move that bolsters their special teams coverage, have signed veteran safety Ray Ventrone. The move was announced by the club on Monday.

Ventrone, 30, has appeared in 73 NFL games, notching 50 tackles on defense. He has also recorded 39 special teams stops, according to the Niners.

The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Ventrone has played the last four seasons with Cleveland after stints with the Patriots from 2005-2009 and the Jets (2007).

The 49ers’ special teams coordinator, Brad Seely, coached Ventrone in New England and Cleveland. Also, new 49ers consultant Eric Mangini is familiar with Ventrone from his stints with the Patriots, Jets and Browns.

In a corresponding roster move, the 49ers waived undrafted rookie fullback Jason Schepler on Monday.

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8 Responses to “49ers add special-teamer / safety Ray Ventrone”
  1. datd00d says: Jun 3, 2013 6:34 PM

    Pride of Chartiers Valley. Go Bubba!!!

  2. jayniner says: Jun 3, 2013 8:34 PM

    Nobody tell Al Sharpton they signed a white guy.

  3. brownsalwaysrebuilding says: Jun 3, 2013 9:06 PM

    Good luck in SF with McCoy and Dawson! Niners makin a run at the Brownies this offseason.

  4. mayfieldroadboy says: Jun 3, 2013 9:32 PM

    Isn’t Ventrone the fourth former Cleveland Brown signed by the 49ers? Good luck, Ray; and may all you ex-Browns can finally get a ring.

  5. questforthesixthnotthelast2013 says: Jun 3, 2013 9:45 PM

    That picture tells a whole story in itself!!
    I’m scratching my head at this signing.. he is in his thirties, but still can’t get his shoulders squared up!!!

  6. nineroutsider says: Jun 3, 2013 10:06 PM

    Any Browns fans remember him at all as a standout special teamer? Sometimes those guys are worth noticing like Blake Costanzo. You remember them more when they are gone and somebody pops one to the house in the Super Bow on you…

  7. j0esixpack says: Jun 3, 2013 11:49 PM

    yeah – this has Mangini written all over it

    A solid move – if anything Ventrone will be a good role model for other on the cusp players, showing them that they can have a respectable career through good old fashioned hard work

  8. clebrowntown says: Jun 4, 2013 6:09 AM

    Bubba’s a beast!
    ST’s taking on a real CLE flavor

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