Well, that was awkward yesterday, wasn’t it? The Giants had cut injured TE Jake Ballard, who tore his ACL during the Super Bowl. Their goal was to put him on Injured Reserve after he cleared waivers, then have him for 2013. Yeah… that didn’t happen. As you know, wily Bill Belichick claimed Ballard, and now he’s a member of the Patriots. He won’t play this year, likely, but he’ll be around for 2013. It’s easy to see why there is interest. The well-schooled Ballard had four catches for 67 yards and a TD against the Pats during the regular season, tearing them up. But it’s the whole issue of claiming a guy another team wants to put on IR that […]
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It was just 19 days ago that Giants coach Tom Coughlin was here at Lucas Oil Stadium, basking in the glory of his second Super Bowl championship in five seasons.
Posted: Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Jake Ballard, Mark Sanchez, New York Giants, New York Jets, Philip Rivers, San Diego Chargers, Santonio Holmes, Vincent Jackson
Vincent Jackson might be running an out route away from San Diego, but it’s hard to envision him landing in a spot with a better quarterback than he has now.
Posted: Monday, February 6th, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Chad Ochocinco, Deion Branch, Eli Manning, Jake Ballard, New England Patriots, New York Giants, Rob Gronkowski, Tom Brady, Travis Beckum, Wes Welker
With Deion Branch and Wes Welker set to become free agents and a disappointing Chad Ochocinco on the roster, the Patriots have some serious choices to make about the WR spot for 2012.
Posted: Monday, January 2nd, 2012 | NFL.com Staff Tags: Three and out, Chris Ivory, Darren Sproles, Isaac Redman, Jake Ballard, Mario Manningham, Mark Ingram, Matt Flynn, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, rashard mendenhall
Rashard Mendenhall could be out for an extended period of time with a knee injury. It opens an opportunity for Isaac Redman but he may not be the first choice of fantasy owners.