Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 6/1/13
Last year, the New England Patriots claimed injured Tight End Jake Ballard off of waivers from the Giants, in a move that some people considered poor etiquette. Ballard had been injured, and needed to clear waivers in order to go to the Injured Reserve.  But Bill Belichick stepped in and nabbed Ballard, then immediately stashed him away on season ending IR in order to keep his contract, as well as tak him away from the Giants.  Turns out, it may have been a pretty shrewd move as TE insurance for the oft injured Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Well, the Giants now have the chance to return the favor. Undrafted free agent T J Moe signed with New England shortly after the April draft, but suffered a season-ending torn Achilles shortly thereafter. Now, the Patriots must hope he clears waivers before they can place him onto their own Injured Reserve for the season. It would be the perfect opportunity for Tom Coughlin and the Giants to return the favor to Belichick’s Patriots, by claiming Moe off waivers and holding him on the IR. Plus, the wide receiver could provide some insurance against Victor Cruz walking away once he’s eligible, as [...]
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