The Patriots announced Saturday that safety Ross Ventrone has been signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. To make room for Ventrone, the Patriots released defensive back Phillip Adams. Ventrone, 25, was signed from the practice squad to the 53-man roster prior to the Buffalo game and made his NFL debut against the Bills. The 5-foot-8, 190-pound safety was released from the 53-man roster last Saturday prior to the Oakland game and resigned to the practice squad on Oct. 4.

Upon the passing of Raiders owner Al Davis on Saturday morning, Patriots coach Bill Belichick has issued a statement through the team: “While I am saddened by the news of Mr. Davis’ passing, I will forever be heartened and enriched by the many personal interactions I had with him over the years. His winning, his football knowledge, his passion for his team and contributions to the league made him one of the all-time greats.

Here are 10 matchups to keep an eye on in Sunday’s game between the Patriots and the Jets at Gillette Stadium:

FOXBORO -- Patriots safety Patrick Chung was docked $7,500 for his late hit Sunday on Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey while Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour was fined $15,000 for a pair of personal fouls on the game's opening drive last week.

Seymour heaved Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to the ground after the whistle and was flagged 15 yards at the time. That drew a $7,500 fine as did his fasemask foul on BenJarvus Green-Ellis just moments later.

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FOXBORO -- Jerod Mayo, Julian Edelman, Danny Woodhead and Sebastian Vollmer are all listed as "doubtful" for Sunday's game against the Jets at Gillette Stadium. All four have missed all three practices this week with various injuries, including Friday's workout on grass field in shorts and shells. Mayo has not been ruled out despite reportedly spraining the MCL in his left knee last week against the Raiders. Kyle Arrington (chest) and Gary Guyton (hamstring) were removed completely from the injury list and are expected at full strenght on Sunday.

FOXBORO -- Last year, following the Patriots' stunning playoff loss to their AFC East rivals, Deion Branch took very vocal exception with the celebration of several Jets players on the Gillette Stadium turf and their behavior in the final moments. The receiver called it "classless" at the time but on Friday, the Patriots receiver said he met with several of the Jets and worked out his harsh feelings. 

FOXBORO -- For the third straight day, Patriots starting linebacker and captain Jerod Mayo was missing from the start of practice on Friday as the team worked out in shorts and shells on the lower grass field outside Gillette. Mayo injured his left knee in the first half last Sunday in the win over the Raiders. 

Also missing for the third straight day were Julian Edelman (ankle), Danny Woodhead (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back). 

As expected, the Patriots have released running back Eric Kettani from the practice squad and resigned rookie defensive back Josh Victorian to the practice squad.

FOXBORO -- Forget Bill Belichick and Rex Ryan.

Patriots practice squad running back Eric Kettani has been called back to serve in the Navy, according to the Boston Herald. Kettani had previously served in the Navy for two years, but returned to the NFL this season and was placed on New England's practice squad. However, the Navy has reportedly denied his request for leave to remain with the team. On Thursday, Kettani tweeted Just left Patriot Place for maybe the last time, took a pic for everyone...Go #Patriots.