The Cowboys released Vellano on Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
The 29-year-old inked a reserve/future contract with the Cowboys just over two months ago, but won't even stick around with the team for the start of its offseason program. Prior to signing with Dallas, Vellano played four games for the Falcons in 2017, marking his first action since the 2014 campaign.
Vellano was waived Tuesday by the Falcons, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Vellano was waived in order to create a roster spot for the newly signed Sean Weatherspoon. Vellano was originally signed for depth purposes on the defensive line, but his services were no longer needed upon the return of Courtney Upshaw (ankle).
Vellano signed with the Falcons on Thursday.
With Vic Beasley (hip) and Courtney Upshaw (ankle/knee) both potentially out for multiple weeks, the Falcons signed Vellano to bolster their depth on the defensive front. Vellano will likely serve as a depth option until both players can return to the field.
The Patriots released five players Monday. They were WR Josh Boyce, WR Jonathan Krause, TE Jimmay Mundine, DL Joe Vellano and LB Dekoda Watson.
Patriots running back Jonas Gray will be inactive for Super Bowl 49 along with Zach Moore, Josh Boyce, Brian Tyms, Joe Vellano, Jordan Devey and James White, the team announced.
Gray, who ran for 412 yards on 89 carries in eight games this season, had four carries for four yards in the AFC Championship game for New England. It was his first action in a game since Dec. 21 againt the Jets when he had six carries for five yards.
The game is currently pick'em between Seattle and New England Sunday.
The Patriots announced a pair of minor roster moves prior to Sunday's AFC Championship game against the Colts, per the Boston Globe. The team signed defensive lineman Joe Vellano to the 53-man active roster. In a corresponding move, they released tight end Steve Maneri.
The Patriots signed offensive lineman Chris Martin and defensive lineman Joe Vellano to their practice squad and released offensive lineman Caylin Hauptmann from the squad.
The Patriots announced Monday they reinstated cornerback Brandon Browner and wide receiver Brian Tyms, who both had their roster exemptions lifted after serving four-game suspensions to begin the season.
To clear two roster spots, the Patriots released defensive lineman Joe Vellano and placed defensive lineman Michael Buchanan on injured reserve.
The Patriots released defensive lineman Joe Vellano on Monday, according to the Boston Globe. Vellano only played 5 of 55 snaps in Week 6 against Cincinnati and only had six tackles and a sack on the year before being cut.
A pair of rookie defensive linemen mad an impact for the Patriots in Week 15, in a 24-20 loss to the Dolphins. Joe Vellano and Sealver Siliga each picked up a sack in the game; Vellano's was the second of his career, while Siliga's was his first.
Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty tied linebacker Dont'a Hightower for the team lead with nine tackles, and linebacker Jerod Mayo made eight stops in the win over Atlanta. Defensive linemen Joe Vellano and Michael Buchanan each registered a sack.
Defensive backs Steve Gregory, Alfonzo Dennard and Kyle Arrington had six tackles apiece.