The Browns have re-signed Ventrone on Tuesday.|||||||
Ventrone played mostly on special teams after signing with the Browns as a free agent in September.
Browns coach Eric Mangini continued his roster makeover, signing free agent wide receiver Ray Ventrone and offensive lineman Billy Yates.|||||||
Mangini coached both Ventrone and Yates with New England in 2005. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound Ventrone is expected to play on Cleveland's special teams. He was waived by the Patriots earlier this month. Cleveland's roster has 24 new players under Mangini, who was hired in January after being fired by the New York Jets.
The Patriots released Ventrone on Wednesday after activating Chad Jackson and Eddie Jackson from the PUP list.|||||||
Ventrone has been on and off the Patriots and New York Jets since April 2005. He was signed to New England's active roster last Saturday and made his NFL debut on Sunday in a 24-20 win over the Indianapolis Colts. He'll likely get another chance in the NFL, but he has no fantasy value.
Ventrone was placed on the physically-unable-to-perform list by the Patriots and will not be available to play until Oct. 22 when they face the Buffalo Bills. The safety has not played an NFL game and was loaned to NFL Europe in the offseason where he played for the Cologne Centurions.|||||||