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PRO FOOTBALL CLEVELAND (AP) With Johnny Manziel's professional career in doubt and his personal life crumbling, his father fears for the troubled quarterback's safety. Manziel is facing a criminal investigation by police following allegations that he hit his former girlfriend last weekend in Texas. He was dropped by his agent Friday, was ordered this week to stay away from his...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Montee Ball has jersey number taken by Steven Jackson

Montee Ball joined the Patriots practice squad days before the team went out and signed three-time Pro Bowler Steven Jackson, and the younger running back quickly learned that veterans receive preferential treatment. Ball was wearing No. 39 in his first several practices in New England. But when he showed up for work after Jackson was signed to the 53-man roster, there was a new...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots can survive loss of LeGarrette Blount

The Patriots have taken a lot of hits this year. They’ve survived the loss of Dion Lewis. They’ve survived Julian Edelman’s absence. And life will go on for them without LeGarrette Blount, who is out for the season with a hip injury. THIS JUST IN: LaGarrette Blount is out for the season w/ a hip injury. (via @AdamSchefter & 1st reported by @WEEI)
Via The Sports Daily
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Montee Ball, Bruce Arians, 49ers, Cardinals, & Colts

Montee Ball According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Patriots RB Montee Ball isn’t in game shape. Werder reports that Ball was 240 pounds during his recent workout for the Packers, but is now down to 230 pounds. He weighed 205 when the Broncos drafted a few years ago. Bruce Arians Cardinals HC Bruce Arians said that he had interviews scheduled with the Eagles, Browns and Chargers...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots lose LeGarrette Blount, sign Montee Ball

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount will miss the remainder of the season because of a left hip injury, according to multiple reports. Blount suffered the injury in Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans. The 29-year-old has rushed for a team-leading 703 yards and six touchdowns this season. With Blount out, the Patriots are left with four-year veteran Brandon...
Via Sports-Glory
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots sign RB Montee Ball

The New England Patriots signed former Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball Tuesday. The Patriots signed RB Montee Ball. He had a locker at Gillette. — Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) December 15, 2015 The singing of Ball likely indicates that starting running back LeGarrette Blount, who left Sunday night's game against the Houston Texans with a hip injury, will miss some time. ...
Via Yardbarker
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Montee Ball may finally be getting another shot in the NFL

Earlier today, we looked at which ex-Denver Broncos could conceivably get a second shot with the team this season, but according to reports, one former Bronco could be grabbing himself a new job as soon as today. Notable Friday tryout: RB Montee Ball with the Green Bay Packers. The backfield intrigue grows. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 4, 2015 Montee Ball, a second-round...
Via Mile High Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers’ workout RB Montee Ball

The Packers are clearly searching for answers in their running game, and Friday they worked out former Broncos running back Montee Ball. According to ESPN’s Field Yates, the Green Bay Packers worked out former Broncos running back Montee Ball on Friday. Coach Mike McCarthy had some sharp words pointed at his starter turned back Eddie Lacy and now a tryout with a runner who couldn...
Via 60 Max Power O
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Packers Tried Out Former Broncos RB Montee Ball

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Packers brought in free agent RB Montee Ball for a workout on Friday. Ball, 24, was entering the third year of his four-year, $3.53 million rookie contract that included a $964,896 signing bonus when he was cut loose a few months ago. It was surprising to see how much Ball has struggled since entering the NFL. He’s dealt with a number of...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Montee Ball Among Still-Unsigned Running Backs Patriots Worked Out

Another week has passed since Dion Lewis was placed on injured reserve, and the New England Patriots still haven’t added another running back to their 53-man roster or practice squad. The Patriots have just LeGarrette Blount, James White and Brandon Bolden on their 53-man roster. Fullback Joey Iosefa, who played running back in college at Hawaii, is on the practice squad. The Patriots...
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday: Rams run over Cowboys in last Laramie Border War game

  Let’s take a trip down memory lane. 2013 was a special year for Colorado State Rams football fans; it was the first time since 2008 the team made it to a bowl game. And one of those wonderful wins was the victory over Wyoming in Laramie. Let’s rewind a bit further for a minute: Heading into the 2013 Border War, Wyoming had beaten CSU four straight times including a 44-0 blowout...
Via BSN Denver
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears Discussing Possibility Of Signing RB Montee Ball

Chris Mortensen of ESPN reports that the Bears are discussing the possibility of signing former Broncos RB Montee Ball to a contract after Matt Forte sustained a knee injury on Sunday. According to Mortensen, this is a “wait and see” situation worth monitoring in the coming days. Ball hasn’t found any reported interest since he worked out for the Patriots back in September...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Former Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball works out for bitter AFC rival

Former Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball wants to play for the Indianapolis Colts, but they don’t seem interested. At this point, though, Ball probably just wants to get back in the NFL more than anything else — and if he can do it for another AFC contender — then why not? The #Patriots worked out former #Broncos RB Monte Ball today, source said. — Ian Rapoport ...
Via Mile High Sports
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots work out former Broncos RB Montee Ball

The New England Patriots have a bevy of running backs on the roster and cut ties with Travaris Cadet on Tuesday, but they may not be done shifting around the backfield.According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Patriots worked out former Denver Broncos second-round running back Montee Ball on Monday.Ball was waived by the Broncos in early September, but hadn't generated any real...
Via Fox Sports
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots work out Montee Ball, five others

The New England Patriots were busy on the Tuesday of their bye week, hosting six veteran players for workouts. The Patriots tried out running backs Montee Ball and Darrin Reaves, tight ends Brandon Bostick, Brian Leonhardt and Konrad Reuland and quarterback Zac Dysert, according to a source. Ball was selected by the Denver Broncos in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft out...
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: New England Patriots work out former top-ranked running back

Montee Ball fell out of favor quickly in Denver, but if there’s ever been a team to reap the rewards of somebody’s else’s scrapheap, it’s the New England Patriots. AROUND COVER32 Power Rankings: How does the NFL stack up after Week 3 of the season? Heroes and Goats: Who stood out in a crazy Week 3? Gut Reactions: Five things that became clear after Week 3 of the NFL season...
Via cover32
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Work Out Former Broncos RB Montee Ball

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Patriots brought in former Broncos RB Montee Ball for a workout on Tuesday. This is the first reported opportunity for Ball since the Broncos waived him a few weeks back. However, there has been plenty of speculation that Ball could surface with a team like the Browns, Colts or Falcons, … The post Patriots Work...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos RB C.J. Anderson to fantasy football owners: 'You can sit me for 17 weeks'

Got the fantasy football blues after C.J. Anderson's statistically insignificant 56 yards on 24 rushes through two games of the young NFL season? There's an itsy bitsy violin playing somewhere for Anderson owners with buyer's remorse over the rusher's sluggish start. And the formerly undrafted (NFL and in 2014 fantasy drafts) player is not strumming the strings himself. "I don't...
Via Fox Sports
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Update on former Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball’s next landing spot: It takes two to tango

This much was clear late last week: Former Denver Broncos running back wants to sign with the Indianapolis Colts and is telling friends it will get done. As they say, though, it takes two to tango. A source close to the situation says the Colts have called “three or four” free agent running backs and aren’t so sure Ball’s the one they want to sign, or if they’re even going...
Via Mile High Sports
September 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Free Agent RB Montee Ball Reportedly to Sign with Colts

 According to’s Will Petersen, free agent running back Montee Ball has told friends that he will sign with the Indianapolis Colts sometime soon. The 24-year-old, third-year player was waived by the Denver Broncos among their final trims to get down to 53 players following the preseason.If this move were to happen, it would be far from a surprise, as the Colts...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Montee Ball could be headed to the Indianapolis Colts

According to, Montee Ball, the former second-round draft pick and Broncos running back, is on the verge of signing with the Indianapolis Colts. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five outcomes that will shock the NFL in Week 2 Fantasy Sleepers: Five steals you need to pick up in daily fantasy for Week 2 First and 10: The 10 most exciting players in the NFL Hot Seat...
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September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Sources: Former Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball “likely” headed to bitter rival

Former Broncos running back Montee Ball watched his old team’s insane comeback win from a popular downtown Denver bar last night and apparently wasn’t in a good mood. And who could blame him? A former second round pick Ball was cut at the very end of Broncos training camp and is still looking for work. So where’s he going to land? Two different sources are telling me he...
Via Mile High Sports
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Browns showing interest in ex-Broncos RB Montee Ball

The Cleveland Browns are perilously thin at running back as they get ready for Sunday's season opener against the New York Jets. Former Bronco Montee Ball could become part of the equation, especially if Duke Johnson is unable to get through a week of practice.Ball, a second-round pick in 2013, was released by Denver on Sunday and cleared waivers. The Browns are among several teams...
Via Fox Sports
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns among teams interested in Montee Ball

The Northeast Ohio Media Group's Mary Kay Cabot reports that the Cleveland Browns are among several teams considering running back Montee Ball. Ball, released by Denver, recently cleared waivers and is free to sign with any team. Former #Broncos RB Montee Ball has spoken to several teams, including #Browns. It's uncertain which one he'll sign with at this point. — Mary...
Via 60 Max Power O
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Cleveland Browns contact Montee Ball

The Cleveland Browns have a tricky running back situation and it has been reported that the team has spoken with free agent runner Montee Ball, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Former #Broncos RB Montee Ball has spoken to several teams, including #Browns. It's uncertain which one he'll sign with at this point. — Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) September...
Via EndZoneScore
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss
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