Colts Sign 3 Players To Practice Squad Including DT Joe Vellano

The Indianapolis Colts announced Tuesday that they’ve signed LB Edwin Jackson, WR Joshua Stangby and DT Joe Vellano to their practice squad. The Colts’ practice squad now consists of: LB Edwin Jackson WR Joshua Stangby DT Joe Vellano LB Amarlo Herrera RB LaDarius Perkins OT Pierce Burton  RB Josh Robinson (Injured) DB Dezmen Southward  G Ben Heenan  WR Duron...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Wednesday web roundup: New England Patriots

Patriots Grades: Defense Picks Up The Slack The Patriots really struggled in this department throughout the entire game on Monday, as the only real bright spot was Danny Amendola, and even he went ... Patriots Conference Call Transcripts Q: How do you feel you've grown as a coach from when you left New England to now? What did you learn from your time away Read. JM: I think...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns Worked Out DL Joe Vellano

Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports that the Browns are working out DL Joe Vellano on Friday. Vellano, 27, signed on with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Maryland back in 2013. Vellano was placed on waivers back in October before he was later added to the team’s practice squad. Last year, Vellano has totaled six tackles and a sack over the course...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots release LB Dekoda Watson, 3 from practice squad

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots released linebacker Dekoda Watson on Wednesday, a day after acquiring linebacker Jonathan Bostic from the Chicago Bears. The Patriots also released offensive lineman Chris Barker, receiver Kenbrell Thompkins and defensive lineman Joe Vellano from the practice squad. Watson played in the Patriots wins over Buffalo and Jacksonville and...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Cut Four, Including Practice Squad Receiver Kenbrell Thompkins

The New England Patriots cut four players after their final practice before their bye week. The team released veteran linebacker Dekoda Watson from their 53-man roster. They also cut three players from their practice squad: wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins, guard Chris Barker and defensive tackle Joe Vellano. Watson was signed by the Patriots on Sept. 16. He previously was with...
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Cut Three From Practice Squad Including WR Kenbrell Thompkins

The New England Patriots officially released WR Kenbrell Thompkins, DL Joe Vellano, and G Chris Barker from their practice squad on Wednesday, according to the NFL transactions release. Thompkins, 27, signed with the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati last year. He was able to make the Patriots 53-man roster coming out of the preseason, but … ...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: New England Patriots

Jacksonville could be without six starters vs. New England ... ... Linder is one of three players -- Joeckel and Cyprien are the others -- who will be a game-time decision Sunday vs. the New England Patriots ... Malcolm Butler adjusting to increased role in Patriots defense That's nothing new. You just gotta go ... Phil Perry serves as a general reporter for Comcast SportsNet...
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September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Ryan Wendell Absent; New Defensive Lineman Spotted

FOXBORO, Mass. — It appears the New England Patriots made their first transaction of the week. There was a new defensive lineman on the Patriots’ practice field Friday, wearing No. 72. It appears Joe Vellano is back with the team and signed to the practice squad. Linebacker Eric Martin, who’s still listed on the Patriots’ practice squad on the current roster, was absent...
September 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots release WR Josh Boyce, 4 others

The New England Patriots parted ways with five players on Monday, per the team website: WR Josh Boyce WR Jonathan Krause TE Jimmay Mundine DL Joe Vellano LB Dekoda Watson
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Cut 5 Players Including WR Josh Boyce

The New England Patriots began the process of trimming their roster down to 75 players on Monday by cutting five players. The list of players either released or placed on waivers includes:  WR Josh Boyce DL Joe Vellano LB Dekoda Watson WR Jonathan Krause TE Jimmay Mundine Boyce, 24, is a former foruth-round pick of the Patriots ... The post Patriots Cut 5...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Release Five, Including Josh Boyce, Cutting Roster To 79 Players

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots reduced their roster a day early. The Patriots released tight end Jimmay Mundine, linebacker Dekoda Watson, defensive tackle Joe Vellano and wide receivers Josh Boyce and Jonathan Krause on Monday. Mundine, Vellano, Boyce and Krause are subject to waivers. The five cuts bring the Patriots’ roster down to 79 players. They must get...
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlie Moore Outdoors: Patriots’ Joe Vellano Fishes For Bass (Video)

New England Patriots defensive tackle Joe Vellano recently traded pads for poles when he joined Charlie Moore for a bit of bass fishing. Check out some highlights from Vellano’s day with the Mad Fisherman in the video above, and watch the full episode of “Charlie Moore Outdoors” at 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday on NESN.Filed under: Charlie Moore Outdoors, NESN Video, New England...
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonas Gray Highlights Patriots Super Bowl XLIX Inactive List

The New England Patriots will be without running back Jonas Gray for Super Bowl XLIX, as he is inactive for the biggest game of his career. The other six inactive players are as follows: DL Zach Moore WR Josh Boyce WR Brian Tyms DL Joe Vellano OL Jordan Devey RB James White The biggest name on the list is Gray, who played little this season outside a superb 200-yard rushing performance...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Prelude To A Title - Part 4: Heavy Rains After Halftime Could Shift Game Plans

The weather forecast for Foxborough on Sunday night is for bleak conditions - especially in the second half - with heavy rain and a sustained wind out of the southeast at 12-15 miles per hour - gusting to 25 mph at times - with temps in the low 40's at kickoff, dropping to the high 30's by the final snap.  It is estimated by the National Weather Service that more than an inch of...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign DL Joe Vellano To 53-Man Roster, Release TE Steve Maneri

The New England Patriots are shoring up their defensive line ahead of Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts. The team signed defensive lineman Joe Vellano to their 53-man roster from the practice squad Saturday and released tight end Steve Maneri as a corresponding move. Vellano played in New England’s first five games of the...
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots make roster moves on eve of AFC title game

The New England Patriots announced Saturday that they have signed defensive lineman Joe Vellano to the 53-man roster from the practice squad, and released tight end Steve Maneri. Vellano, a second-year pro who has played in 21 games for the Patriots, had been on the practice squad since Oct. 8.  The 26-year-old has started eight games for New England and registered 54 total...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Promote DL Joe Vellano & Waive TE Steve Maneri

The New England Patriots announced Saturday that they signed DL Joe Vellano off of their practice squad and waived TE Steve Maneri to make room for him. The Patriots signed Vellano as an undrafted free agent out of Maryland back in 2013. Last year, Vellano appeared in all 16 games and recorded 54 tackles, two sacks, a fumble recovery and a pass defense for the Patriots’ defense...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Joe Vellano, Dominique Easley Absent Friday

Joe Vellano, you had one job. The New England Patriots practice-squad defensive tackle was absent for Friday’s practice at Gillette Stadium. Fellow defensive lineman Dominique Easley also missed practice. Easley might be headed to injured reserve, the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe reported Friday night. Easley tore his ACL last September in college at the University of Florida. The...
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Sign Joe Vellano To Practice Squad, Make Two Other Moves

FOXBORO, Mass. — Joe Vellano passed through waivers and will re-join the New England Patriots on Wednesday. Vellano signed to the Patriots’ practice squad, the team announced. The defensive tackle was cut Monday to make room for cornerback Brandon Browner and wide receiver Brian Tyms, both of whom came off four-game suspensions. Vellano cleared waivers on Monday and agreed...
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Can Brandon Browner and Brian Tyms be the shot in the arm the Patriots need?

The New England Patriots added two players to the 53-man roster on Monday: CB Brandon Browner and WR Brian Tyms. Both Browner and Tyms are coming off four-game suspensions to start the season, and Monday was the last day of their roster exemptions. So the Pats made some moves. Second-year defensive tackle Joe Vellano was cut and second-year defensive end Michael Buchanan was placed...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Waive Joe Vellano, Place Michael Buchanan On Injured Reserve

The New England Patriots have released another former starter from their 53-man roster. The Patriots waived defensive tackle Joe Vellano on Monday, the team announced. Vellano started eight games for the Patriots last season after veterans Vince Wilfork (ruptured Achilles) and Tommy Kelly (torn ACL) were lost for the season because of injuries. The Patriots also placed defensive...
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots' Post-Cut Analysis - Options On Defense Almost Unfair

Do the New England Patriots have ten defensive linemen or ten linebackers?Is it too much to ask for both? For the past few seasons, the answer to that question would have been straight forward as the Patriots base defense was a standard brand 4-3, even though they were in their sub-nickle over half of the time - and not necessarily by design, but by need as injuries forced coach...
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August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Grade Day: How’d the New England Patriots do against the Philadelphia Eagles?

Friday night saw football return to Foxborough, as the New England Patriots took the field at home for the first time since their dismantling of Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Divisional playoff game last January. This occasion also marked the first time this preseason the starting defense with free agent acquisition Darrelle Revis took the field and the starting...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Undrafted free agents who could make the New England Patriots’ final roster

Every season the New England Patriots seemingly strike gold in the undrafted free agent (UDFA) class. Last year wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins was a starter and had the most exciting play of the season with his 17-yard touchdown reception, with no time left on the clock, to defeat New Orleans 30-27 in Week 6. Defensive tackle Joe Vellano also came into camp last year as an UDFA...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots' Camp Preview - Talented Front Seven Running On Star Power, Health

Editor's note: The following originally appeared on'a Hightower's draft profiles all said the same thing."No better run-stopping linebacker."  "A larger and more athletic Brandon Spikes."  "Pro-ready middle linebacker." - these audits were universal, as were the one that told us that he didn't do well in man coverage, nor was he a true sideline-to-sideline...
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July 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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