On Tuesday night the New England Patriots released safety Ross Ventrone only one day after he was promoted to the 53-man roster.

The transaction was made on Monday night and the Patriots defensive back has already cleared waivers. For Pats fans keeping track at home, Ventrone has been involved in 17 roster transactions since final cuts in August.

Even though Ventrone has been mainly a practice squad player, he has earned some playing time this season. Ventrone played 18 defensive snaps in Monday night’s win over the Chiefs according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, coming in for both James Ihedigbo and Sterling Moore at different times in the game.

For now, the Patriots now have an open spot on their 53-man roster. With starting left tackle Matt Light seen leaving Gillette Stadium in a walking boot after he injured his right leg late in Monday night’s contest, I would guess the team brings in an offensive lineman. Light’s injury is supposedly not too serious, however, so hopefully this is more of a depth move than several game replacement.

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