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Jake Ballard Calls It A Career

The Arizona Cardinals lost a tight end as Jake Ballard retired suddenly from the team yesterday afternoon. Ballard played four seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants, New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals. Ballard won a Super Bowl with New York but that win came with a heavy price tag. In that game, Ballard suffered a serious knee injury that knocked him out of the game...
Via cover32 - Cardinals
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Ballard’s retirement opens door for Tight Ends

( At the young age of 26, Jake Ballard has announced that he’s hanging up the cleats and  retiring from the NFL.  The announcement came as quite the surprise, as the Cardinals had only  just picked him up back in November.  Coach Arians had planned on utilizing the veteran’s strengths, with a full season in the Cardinals system.  Unfortunately, its no...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals’ tight end Jake Ballard retires from the NFL

via ZIMBIO Jake Ballard had decided to call it a career and retire from the NFL at the age of 26. Ballard suffered a serious knee injury while playing for the New York Giants in the 2011 Super Bowl against the New England Patriots.  The knee injury was still bothering him two years later and as a result, Ballard decided to retire.  The retirement was announced in a statement. ...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals TE Ballard picks 'quality of life' over football

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Cardinals tight end room got a little less crowded when veteran Jake Ballard announced his retirement Wednesday in a statement that appeared first on Pro Football Talk. "Yesterday I made the difficult decision to retire from the game of football," Ballard said.  "I love this game and have put my heart and soul into it for as long as I can remember...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Cardinals tight end retires at the age of 26

Jake Ballard the former New York Giants tight end was a very solid player when the team went to the Super Bowl against the Patriots, but that injury he sustained was huge.  Aaron Wilson    @RavensInsider  Tight end Jake Ballard announces his retirement The 26 year old tight end retired today, because he felt he never felt […] The post Former Giants Super Bowl tight end retires...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
August 06, 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 reports that Jake Ballard was on the field with his teammates during Tuesday’s practice, the first...
Via Pats 360
May 22, 2013  |  Discuss
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