Patriots Add Greene and Ventrone

FOXBORO - The New England Patriots signed two players to their practice squad Wednesday, QB David Greene and S Raymond Ventrone. Terms of the agreements were not released. To make room on the roster, the team released fifth-round pick OL Clint Oldenburg.

David Greene was originally selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the 2005 NFL Draft (85th overall). The former Georgia quarterback was a backup for the Seattle Seahawks for the 2005-06 seasons. The Seahawks released Greene on September 2, 2007. Although he hasn't played in the NFL, Green experienced significant success at the college level. He set an NCAA record for the most wins by a quarterback in NCAA history, with 42. The old record of 39 was held by Peyton Manning.

The Patriots officially signed Raymond Ventrone to their practice squad on Wednesday September 19, 2007. The 5-foot-10, 190-pound defender was originally signed by New England as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 25, 2005. The Villanova product spent the 2005 season on the Patriots practice squad. in 2006 he was allocated by the Patriots to NFL Europe where he played for Cologne Centurions. Ventrone was placed on Reserve/Injured by the Patriots for the 2006 season. He was released by the Patriots prior to the start of the 2007 season he joined the New York Jets in February. Ventrone was part of New York's final roster cuts on September 2, but was signed to the Jets' practice squad after he cleared waivers. New York released him on September 12.

Clint Oldenburg was drafted by the Patriots in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft (171st overall). The 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive tackle was released by the Patriots on September 1, 2007. New England signed the Colorado State product to their practice squad two days later.

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