After a long day of cuts, the New England Patriots managed to add three players to their roster on Monday afternoon.
On Monday, New England agreed to terms with wide receiver Tiquan Underwood, safety Ross Ventrone and long snapper James Dearth. With these additions, the Patriots’ roster total stands at 82.
At 6-1, 183 pounds, Underwood has been used exclusively on special teams and kick returns. After spending the only two seasons of his career with the Jaguars, Underwood had his best year in 2010. He caught eight passes for 111 yards in 10 games with Jacksonville last season. Underwood also returned 24 kicks for 561 yards.
Ventrone was originally signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent out of Villanova in 2010. The 5-8, 190 pound safety spent the entire 2010 season on the Patriots practice squad.
Dearth was brought in right after long snapper Matt Katula was cut earlier today. Dearth served as the long snapper for the New York Jets from 2001-2009. He is expected to be the team’s primary long snapper through at least the rest of training camp.