Transactional experience

For Pats safety Ross Ventrone, life can change at a moment's notice. And it often does.

Updated: November 19, 2011, 4:17 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- For Ross Ventrone, who's been involved in 15 transactions with the New England Patriots since Aug. 10, there are a few key weekly checkpoints.

The first is Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. If Ventrone is still on the roster or the practice squad at that point, he's guaranteed his paycheck that week regardless of what happens in ensuing days.

The second is Saturday at 4 p.m. ET. On days when the Patriots play on Sunday, that is the deadline for the team to make a roster ...

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