Pats sign safety Ventrone from practice squad

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Pats sign safety Ventrone from practice squad

The Patriots have signed safety Ross Ventrone from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Ventrone, 24, first signed with New England as a rookie free agent after the 2010 Draft. He has not appeared in a regular-season NFL game. Joining the Patriots for training camp prior to this season, he was released on August 10 and re-signed August 28.

In a subsequent transaction, linebacker A.J. Edds, a former fourth-round pick by Miami, has been signed to the practice squad. Edds was released by the Patriots earlier this week.