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Ventrone earns another practice honor

11/23/2010

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When players meet for the first time after a victory, head coach Bill Belichick announces the team's practice players of the week. What usually results is an applause from players.

"To me, it means a lot," said practice squad safety Ross Ventrone, who earned the honor this week along with quarterback Brian Hoyer, receiver Taylor Price and linebacker Pierre Woods. "Everybody is trying to get that every week."

Practice players of the week are those who the coaching staff feel best prepared the team in the days leading up to a victory. They wear black jerseys throughout the following week of practice.

Ventrone's honor this week is his third of the season, and his third in the last three wins.

The season breakdown:

Game 10 (Colts)

QB Brian Hoyer

S Ross Ventrone

WR Taylor Price

LB Pierre Woods

Game 9 (Steelers)

QB Brian Hoyer

WR Julian Edelman

C/G Ryan Wendell

TE Aaron Hernandez

S Ross Ventrone

TE Carson Butler

Game 7 (Vikings)

CB Tony Carter

OL Steve Maneri

OL Thomas Austin

S Ross Ventrone

Game 6 (Chargers)

CB Darius Butler

CB Tony Carter

WR Taylor Price

Game 5 (Ravens)

WR Matthew Slater

ILB Dane Fletcher

C/G Ryan Wendell

NT Kyle Love

OLB Shawn Crable

WR Darnell Jenkins

TE Carson Butler

Game 4 (Dolphins)

OLB Shawn Crable

ILB Tyrone McKenzie

ILN Dane Fletcher

WR Julian Edelman

C/G Rich Ohrnberger

Game 3 (Bills)

S Sergio Brown

ILB Dane Fletcher

TE Aaron Hernandez

QB Brian Hoyer

S Jarrad Page

Game 1 (Bengals)

CB Tony Carter

S Patrick Chung

OLB Shawn Crable

C/G Rich Ohrnberger

G Stephen Neal

C/G Ryan Wendell