The New England Patriots were able to pry offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels away from the Indianapolis Colts, who had an agreement in place with McDaniels to make him head coach, though they did end up losing an assistant to the AFC South team. 

That assistant is one Ray Ventrone, who had served as New England's assistant special teams coach, under Joe Judge, for the past three seasons.

The former star special teams player, who got his first break as a player from the Pats as an undrafted free agent back in 2005, has been hired by Indy as their special team coach.

The role is a step up from the position Ventrone filled with the Pats and is an opportunity for him to continue to climb up the coaching ranks.

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