Name:Joe Vellano(+) Coming off spring 2012 foot injury College:MarylandNumber: 72 Height: 6-1 Weight: 306 Position:DTPos2: DE Class/Draft Year:Sr/2013 40 Low: 5.25 40 Time:5.3540 High: 5.46
Projected Round:Stock:High: PFA Low: FA Rated number 44 out of 174 DT's585 / 2426 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
10/01/15 - DL Joe Vellano had his practice-squad contract terminated by the Patriots Wednesday (Sept. 30).
09/26/15 - DL Joe Vellano was signed by the Patriots to their practice squad Friday (Sept. 25). Vellano, 26, was released by the Patriots on Aug. 31, 2015. He originally joined the Patriots as a rookie free agent out of Maryland on May 3, 2013. The 6-foot-2, 300-pounder, made the 53-man roster as a rookie and played in 16 games with eight starts and also played in both postseason games that season. He finished the year with 48 total tackles and two sacks. Vellano began the 2014 season on the 53-man roster and then was part of the practice squad before being re-signed to the 53-man roster in the postseason. He played in five games with one start in the regular season and also saw action in the AFC Championship Game vs. Indianapolis. He finished the 2014 season with six total tackles and one sack.
09/01/15 - DT Joe Vellano was waived Monday (Aug. 31) having missed the bulk of training camp to injury after playing 21 games over the previous two seasons in New England, although he spent most of 2014 on the practice squad.
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.