FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots announced today that DE Aaron Lavarias and DB Ross Ventrone have been signed to the practice squad.
Lavarias, 23, was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Idaho on July 27, 2011. After being released on Sept. 3, he was signed to the New England practice squad on Sept. 5 before being released on Sept. 14. Lavarias, 6-2, 255 pounds, has also spent time in 2011 on the Detroit practice squad.
Ventrone, 25, has spent time on both the practice squad and 53-man roster this season, playing in eight games. Ventrone, 5-8, 190 pounds, was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Villanova on April 29, 2010. He spent the majority of his rookie season in 2010 on the New England practice squad.