Vallone was originally signed by the Patriots on Aug. 1, 2013 and released on Aug. 19, 2013. He was re-signed on August 26, 2013.
Vallone, 23, was a four-year starter at defensive tackle for Rutgers. The 6-foot-3, 275-pounder, appeared in two games as a true freshman in 2008 before undergoing season-ending surgery and was redshirted. During his four-years as a starter, Vallone recorded 195 total tackles and 8½ sacks.