In his career, Ray Ventrone played in a total of 17 games for the New England Patriots. He played in 56 games with the Cleveland Browns, a team he was most recently with for the past four years. Therefore, it is only fitting that NFL's Around the League conveniently decides to ignore that time upon the new of him signing with a new team today:
49ers announce the signing of former Patriots special teamer and roster yo-yo Ray Ventrone.— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) June 3, 2013
Anyway, in San Francisco, Ventrone will be re-united with special teams coach Brad Seely, who coached him for two years in Cleveland, and former head coach Eric Mangini, who was just hired by the team as a senior offensive consultant. The 49ers have former quite the collection of former Browns this offseason with QB Colt McCoy, K Phil Dawson, ST Ray Ventrone, and Mangini. Despite the Browns retaining special teams coordinator Chris Tabor this offseason, they decided not to re-sign the free agent Ventrone, perhaps opting to go with second-year man Johnson Bademosi as their new special teams ace in 2013.