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It looks like Patriots tight end Jake Ballard still isn’t ready to get on the field since he’s now been placed on the PUP list for the start of training camp. People seem to not realize how serious microfracture surgery is because of how difficult it is to come back from. Ballard ended up tearing up his knee back in February 2012 during Super Bowl XLVI and he still isn’t right. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe doesn’t believe Ballard is a lock to make the Patriots final roster. Watching Ballard in OTAs, hard not to notice he looked a little stiff. Don't think he's a lock for the 53, even with TE issues — Ben Volin (@BenVolin) July 23, 2013 Now people might understand why the Giants waived Ballard last season in hopes of placing him on injured reserve. They knew he wasn’t going to be ready and now he still isn’t. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Jake Ballard may not be a lock to make the Patriots final roster appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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Source: Patriots TE Jake Ballard passed his physical today and has been removed from PUP. DB Kanorris Davis also passes physical, off PUP.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 23, 2013
At least Jake Ballard will be able to start training camp on the right foot.
According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, Patriots tight end Jake Ballard has passed his physical and has been activated from the PUP list.
Pats TE Jake Ballard passed his physical, came off PUP today and presumably practiced. So chill on that.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 23, 2013
Now Ballard must prove that he’s the same player he was before he tore up his knee...
AP Photo/Michael Dwyer FOXBOROUGH, Mass.—According to a tweet from Mike Garafolo of FoxSports.com, New England Patriots tight end Jake Ballard has been taken off the PUP list after passing his physical. Garafolo tweeted the following earlier this afternoon. Pats TE Jake Ballard passed his physical, came off PUP today and presumably practiced. So chill on that. Ballard had ACL...
New England Patriot tight end Jake Ballard was taken off the PUP list after passing a physical for the team, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. Ballard is coming off a serious knee injury he sustained over a year ago. Ironically, the injury happened while playing against his current team, the New England Patriots. At the time, Ballard was playing for the New York Giants in Super...
It looks like the Patriots have a lot of searching to do if they want to find a replacement for Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski, while he recovers from back surgery.
Patriots fans shouldn’t expect too much from Jake Ballard.
According to Tom Curran of CSNNE.com, Ballard looked “sluggish” during the Patriots offseason workouts.
Ballard showed excellent hands in 2011 when...
In the wake of the Aaron Hernandez arrest and subsequent release from the New England Patriots earlier this summer, speculation surrounding which player on the Patriots roster would fill his role in the team’s offense this season. Many believed that the player who might benefit the most from the loss of Hernandez would be former New York Giants tight end Jake Ballard. It now appears...
That didn't take long.
Tight end Jake Ballard was initially placed on the PUP list, due to his recovery from microfracture surgeries. However, it appears as if he will be fine to start camp after all.
Patriots tight end Jake Ballard passed his physical and conditioning test today, so he has been removed from the physically unable to perform list, according to...
BY NICK ST. DENISEven before Aaron Hernandez was arrested for murder and while Rob Gronkowski was in the midst of recovering from his fourth surgery in less than a year, Jake Ballard was a potential impact player for the New England Patriots' tight end-friendly offense.After being signed by the Patriots last year, the former New York Giant spent all of last season recovering...
As the New England Patriots get ready to start training camp, they decided to place wide receiver Julian Edelman (foot), tight end Jake Ballard (knee) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) on the physically unable to perform list.
The Patriots can activate Ballard, Gronk or Edelman at any time during training camp.
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Three guys who figure to be key contributors to the Patriots offense this season – Rob Gronkowski, Jake Ballard and Julian Edelman – were officially placed on the team’s active/physically unable to perform list on Tuesday.
By placing the players on the PUP list, it means they are not yet cleared to practice when camp gets underway on Friday.
Gronkowski is still recovering from...
#Patriots officially placed Rob Gronkowski on PUP list to begin training camp, as expected. Same with Julian Edelman and Jake Ballard
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 23, 2013
Not really all that surprising.
If you were to ask me right now, I’d say that Jake Ballard doesn’t make the 53-man roster the way that things have gone in OTAs.
This season, it will be tough for quarterback Tom Brady to find reliable options to throw to. Much of the receiving corps as well as tight ends have changed since last year. Branch, Welker, Hernandez and Lloyd are out, Amendola, Jenkins and Dobson are in. The Patriots have also lost starting tight end, Rob Gronkowski, to injury for most of the season. So who will be the Patriots...
(AP Photo/Steven Senne) According to a report from CBSBoston.com, the New England Patriots placed tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Jake Ballard along with receiver Julian Edelman on the physically unable to perform list Tuesday. This means that the players are not yet cleared to practice when camp opens on Friday. On the Gronkowski front, this is expected and the real question remains...
The Patriots have several players who won't be ready to practice when training camp begins on Friday. They are:
Rob Gronkowski (TE) Declared physically unable to perform
Julian Edelman (WR) Declared physically unable to perform
Jake Ballard (TE) Declared physically unable to perform
Mark Harrison (WR) Declared non-football injury
Armond Armstead (DE) Declared non-football illness...
Rob Gronkowski is still working his way back from a few offseason surgeries, but he won’t be on the field when the Patriots open training camp this Friday.
Gronkowski is one of four Patriots who will begin camp on the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list. Gronk, who is still recovering from back and forearm surgeries, will be joined by tight end Jake Ballard (knee) and wide...