NFL News: Browns Ray Ventrone joins San Francisco 49ers

Special teams standout Bubba Ventrone has reportedly been signed by the San Francisco 49ers. There he’ll re-join former Browns special teams coach under Eric Mangini, Brad Seely. It’s Cleveland Browns football, so talking about special teamers isn’t below us at all.1

Ventrone (and his flowing locks of hair) were a pleasure to watch on special teams over the last four seasons. He’ll also be re-united with Phil Dawson, who joined the 49ers this off-season as well as the recently hired consultant Eric Mangini.

No word on whether or not signing Ventrone was Mangini’s first bit of consulting as a member of the organization.

I’m kidding.

Kind of.


Our own TD has written multiple posts about The Core Four consisting of Jason Trusnik, Nick Sorenson, Ray Ventrone and Blake Costanzo. The “Tribute” is probably the most memorable.

[Related: Eric Mangini joins San Francisco 49ers]

  1. Yet? … How about now? []

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    D*$n you SF, d%^n you to he!!!

  • mgbode

    The Bay area continues to accumulate spare pieces from the Browns (and let us not forget Colt on the 49ers).

  • JHop

    Just wait – it’ll be the Super Bowl (49ers v. Browns of course) and Kaepernick will get injured with only a few minutes left in the game with the 49ers down, forcing Colt to come in and play the last drive. After some unbelievable heroics, Colt takes the 49ers to the Browns’ 40 yard line. Then steps in Phil Dawson, who proceeds to make the game winning 53 yard field goal as time expires. And I’m Ray Ventrone will do some cool stuff somewhere during that game too.

  • mgbode

    Naw, Colt won’t get them in position, but he’ll be the holder on the play w/ Ventrone blocking.

    Of course, who among us wouldn’t love for this to be the case. I’ll gladly take 2013/14 AFC Champions.

  • Garry_Owen

    Sign me up.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    2013/2014 I’ll take that bet!

  • Toddyus

    Follow your scenario right up to the Phil Dawson kick, but the kick is to tie the game with 30 seconds remaining. Harbaugh takes a characteristic risk and rather than push into overtime, attempts the onside kick. The ball clears the requisite ten yards and then there’s a pile-on as the ball bounces off a few players. It take a full 60 seconds to separate the kick recovery scrum, and who emerges with the ball? None other than Bubba Ventrone. Too strange to be true? I say, not strange enough…