FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The New England Patriots acquired offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons for undisclosed draft considerations. Additionally, the Patriots re-signed DB Ross Ventrone and released DB Terrence Johnson and seventh-round draft pick DL Kade Weston.
Ojinnaka, 6-5, 295 pounds, is a veteran of four NFL seasons after originally joining Atlanta as a fifth-round draft pick out of Syracuse in 2006. He has played in 39 NFL games with 12 starts during his career, seeing action at tackle and at guard. Last season, he played in nine games with five starts at right guard.
Ventrone, 5-8, 190 pounds, was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Villanova on April 29, 2010 and waived on Aug. 15. He was a three-year starter at Villanova.
Johnson, 5-9, 190 pounds, was originally signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of California University of Pennsylvania on April 20, 2010. He finished his career as one of the most decorated defensive players in school history with 178 total tackles and 16 interceptions.
Weston, 6-5, 315 pounds, is a defensive lineman from Georgia who was selected by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft with the 248th selection overall. He played in 48 career games with 20 starts at Georgia and finished with 78 total tackles and four sacks.