Name:Joe Vellano(+) Coming off spring 2012 foot injury College:MarylandNumber: 72 Height: 6-2 Weight: 306 Position:DTPos2: DE Class/Draft Year:Sr/2013 40 Low: 5.25 40 Time:5.3940 High: 5.52
Projected Round:Stock:High: PFA Low: FA Rated number 44 out of 174 DT's585 / 2429 TOTAL
Data Scout Notes: 2012: 1stC/1stM...P1stM/PWCamp/PLombardi/PNagurski/POutland/PBednarik/PLott...2011: 1stM/PLombardi...2010: 2ndM
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Draft Scout Joe Vellano News
01/19/15 - DL Joe Vellano was signed by the Patriots from their practice squad Saturday (Jan. 17). Vellano, 26, joined the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Maryland in 2013. The 6-foot-2, 300-pound Vellano has played in 21 games for the Patriots, including eight starts, and has registered 54 total tackles and three sacks. Vellano was released by the Patriots on Oct. 7 and signed to the practice squad on Oct. 8.
10/08/14 - DL Joe Vellano signed with the Patriots practice squad Oct. 8, just two days after he was released from New England's 53-man roster. Vellano had played in all 21 possible regular-season games with the team since making the roster out of training camp as an undrafted rookine last season.
10/06/14 - DL Joe Vellano was released Oct. 6 as the team made room for Browner and Tyms. The former undrafted rookie had played in all 21 games and notched eight starts in his year-plus in New England after making the team as a surprise reserve out of camp a year ago.
09/09/13 - DT Joe Vellano, an undrafted rookie out of Maryland, saw significant rotational reps in his first career NFL gaming, spelling both Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly at times along the defensive line.
08/24/13 - DL Joe Vellano limped off with an apparent left knee injury in the third preseason game against the Lions.