Last updated on January 26, 2016 6:00 PM EDT
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Joe Vellano was signed to the Patriots on May 3rd. He did not receive a signing bonus.
October 7, 2014 update On October 6th Joe Vellano was waived after earning $145,588 in 5 weeks being on the 53-man roster.
October 8, 2014 update On October 8th Joe Vellano was signed to the practice squad with 12 weeks left in the regular season. He is scheduled to earn $75,600.
November 18, 2014 update On November 13th ESPNBoston.Com's Field Yates reported that "The New England Patriots have elevated the salaries of four practice-squad players, boosting the weekly pay of defensive end Jake Bequette, wide receiver Josh Boyce, offensive lineman Chris Barker and defensive tackle Joe Vellano to $10,000 per week. Practice squad players have a customary weekly salary of $6,300, though teams have license to pay more than those practice-squad salaries." My note - this increase took place with 8 weeks left in the regular season. Vellano earned $6,300 a week for four weeks and will earn $10,000 a week for 8 weeks. That totals up to $105,200.
January 17, 2015 update The Patriots promoted Joe Vellano from their practice squad to their 53-man roster.
August 31 2015 update The Patriots waived Joe Vellano from their 53-man roster.
September 25, 2015 update The Patriots signed Joe Vellano to their practice squad.
September 30, 2015 update The Patriots waived Vellano from their practice squad.
January 26, 2016 update The Patriots signed Joe Vellano to a futures contract for the 2016 season. His deal will not kick until the start of the 2016 League Year on March 9th.
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