JAKE BALLARD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Arizona Cardinals may bring back tight end Jake Ballard

The Arizona Cardinals had themselves a great year but failed to make the playoffs. This team has gotten better all around, especially on offense after trading for starting quarterback Carson Palmer. The move pretty much revived the career of veteran wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald and even helped out some other receivers around him. Now going into the offseason, the front office...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Ballard may not make the Patriots roster

We reported earlier that Patriots tight end Jake Ballard has had some knee problems lately. According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen via Evan Silva, there’s a chance Ballard won’t make the Patriots final roster. On NFL Insiders, Chris Mortensen on #Patriots TE Jake Ballard: "He's struggled so much there's now a question whether he'll make the roster" — Evan...
Via Pro Football Zone
August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Ballard practicing without any restrictions

Patriots tight end Jake Ballard told the media that he’s been practicing without any restrictions, according to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe. Jake Ballard said he's practicing with "no restrictions. … I'm feeling good." — Ben Volin (@BenVolin) July 26, 2013 This is certainly great news.  Hopefully Ballard’s knee will hold up in the long run.  He would...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Ballard may not be a lock to make the Patriots final roster

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...
Via Pro Football Zone
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Ballard reportedly almost 100 percent

According to Mike Garafolo of USA Today Sports, New England Patriots tight end Jake Ballard is almost 100 percent healthy. After undergoing microfracture surgery on his knee last year, there’s no guarantee that Ballard will make a comeback.  All the Pats can do is hope that his knee will respond well when he gets back on the field.   Need NFL Tickets? The post Jake Ballard...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Jake Ballard taking part in OTAs for Patriots--PFT

Jake Ballard taking part in OTAs for Patriots--PFT: The Patriots are without their two best-known tight ends during drills at this week’s set of organized team activities, but they do have one long-absent member of the position group back at work. Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com reports that Jake Ballard was on the field with his teammates during Tuesday’s practice, the first...
Via Pats 360
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Surprise Some by Claiming Former Giants TE Jake Ballard

the Patriots decided to bring aboard Ballard but why? Waived a day ago after failing his physical, tight end Jake Ballard will not be making a return to the New York Giants like he originally thought. Instead, the third-year player out of Ohio State has been claimed by the New England Patriots. “As I stated yesterday a ‘smart’ football organization might claim Jake...
Via PPR Fantasy Football
June 12, 2012  |  2 Comments

Giants release injured tight end Ballard

The New York Giants, today, released tight end Jake Ballard, who tore his ACL in February’s Superbowl victory. Ballard was placed on the waived/injured list by the club some two months after undergoing microfracture surgery on his injured knee. Because the injury occurred so late in the 2011 NFL season, Ballard is not expected to play this year.The move is one made to free up a...
Via Gridiron Experts
June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Giants TE Ballard could miss season; more surgery revealed

New York Giants tight end Jake Ballard may be forced to sit out the entire 2012 season.Jeff Roberts of the Star-Ledger reports that Ballard underwent microfracture surgery in addition to surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament. Ballard suffered the injury in the fourth quarter of February's Super Bowl. The microfracture procedure could cost Ballard an additional six weeks...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Jake Ballard could return for Giants playoff game with Falcons

Jake Ballard could return for Giants playoff game with FalconsBy Paul Schwartz - NY Post 1/5/12
Via In Reese We Trust
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss
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