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Steelers host safety Ross Ventrone

The Pittsburgh Steelers will meet with free agent safety Ross Ventrone on Wednesday.

Justin K. Aller

Free agent safety Ross Ventrone will be visting the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday, according to a report by Mark Kabloy of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

Ventrone is a Pittsburgh native who graduated from Chartiers Valley High School. Despite not playing football until his senior season in high school, Ventrone walked on at the University of Pittsburgh where he was redshirted as a freshman in 2005 before acting as a member of the scout team in 2006.

In 2007, Ventrone transfered to Villanova University, where he earned a scholarship and excelled as a a member of the team's defense. He was a part of the team's 2009 FCS Championship team.

In 2010, he signed with the New England Patriots as an undrafted free agent. In total, Ventrone has played in eight games in the NFL and has recorded two tackles.

His older brother Ray Ventrone is currently a member of the Cleveland Browns.

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