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Jake Ballard

Jake Ballard - #88 - TE

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 275 lbs.
Birthday 12/21/1987
Birthplace Springboro, OH
College Ohio State
Years played 3

New England Patriots: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 5:58 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the New England Patriots, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class.

With Brady deal, Pats again a step ahead

Posted Feb. 26, 2013 @ 11:38 a.m. ET
The Patriots haven't won a Super Bowl in nearly a decade, yet they proved again that they are almost always the smartest, most innovative NFL club.

Patriots sign Brady to extension through 2017

Posted Feb. 26, 2013 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
QB Tom Brady signed a three-year extension with the Patriots, keeping him in New England through 2017, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King reported.

Report: Patriots OT Vollmer has knee scope

Posted Feb. 22, 2013 @ 10:09 a.m. ET
Patriots ORT Sebastian Vollmer underwent an arthroscopic procedure on his knee, according to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald.

Patriots CB Dennard found guilty of assaulting a police officer

Posted Feb. 20, 2013 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
A jury found Patriots CB Alfonzo Dennard guilty of assaulting an officer and resisting arrest, stemming from an April 21 incident in Lincoln, Neb.

Patriots sign former CFL DL Vega

Posted Feb. 19, 2013 @ 11:07 a.m. ET
The Patriots signed former CFL D-lineman Jason Vega, the team announced on Tuesday.

Redskins sign DT Brace

Posted Feb. 14, 2013 @ 10:54 a.m. ET
The Redskins signed former Patriots second-round pick DT Ron Brace on Thursday.

Insider: Time is catching up to Brady

Posted Jan. 27, 2013 @ 11:46 a.m. ET
An NFL insider didn't like what he saw from Tom Brady in the AFC Championship game, and wonders if the we're seeing a player in decline.

NFL: Brady fined $10K for 'aggressive slide'

Posted Jan. 23, 2013 @ 9:30 p.m. ET
The NFL has fined Patriots QB Tom Brady $10,000 for an "aggressive slide" in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Ravens.

NFL looking into Brady's slide vs. Ravens

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 6:05 p.m. ET
The NFL is looking into Tom Brady's leg-up slide that hit Ravens safety Ed Reed in the AFC championship game.

Patriots almost end Super Bowl loser curse

Posted Jan. 22, 2013 @ 1:43 p.m. ET
A look at the recent Super Bowl losers who returned the following season to post double-digit wins.

Brady's slide draws ire of Ravens safety Pollard

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 3:24 p.m. ET
Tom Brady's foot-up slide in the AFC championship game did not sit well with Ravens SS Bernard Pollard.

Ravens' 'D' stymies Brady yet again

Posted Jan. 21, 2013 @ 1:22 p.m. ET
Columnist Ron Borges writes of Tom Brady's recent troubles when facing the Ravens.

Flacco's three TDs help give Ravens AFC title

Posted Jan. 20, 2013 @ 11:16 p.m. ET
John Harbaugh and his Ravens set up a family reunion at the Super Bowl, shutting down the Patriots 28-13 Sunday in the AFC championship game.

Friday injury report for conference championships

Posted Jan. 18, 2013 @ 6:03 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the conference championships, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Aug. 27, 2012
The Patriots placed Ballard on the physically unable to perform list.||||||| He continues to rehab from a torn ACL he suffered in the Giants' Super Bowl victory over New England in February.
Posted June 12, 2012
The New England Patriots have claimed Ballard off waivers from the New York Giants.||||||| Ballard, 24, spent two seasons with the Giants after being signed as a rookie free agent out of Ohio State in 2010. He was released by the Giants on Monday after he failed a physical. Ballard tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the Giants' Super Bowl victory over New England in February. In his second pro season, Ballard had 38 receptions for 604 yards and four touchdowns. He had five catches for 43 yards in the postseason before being injured.
Posted June 11, 2012
The Giants waived Ballard on Monday after he failed a physical exam.||||||| Ballard tore the ACL in his left knee during the Giants' Super Bowl victory over New England in February. In his second pro season, Ballard had a breakout year with 38 receptions for 604 yards and four touchdowns. He had five catches for 43 yards in the postseason before being hurt. The Giants have seven tight ends on the roster, including holdovers Bear Pascoe and Travis Beckum - who tore his right ACL in the Super Bowl - and free agent signee Martellus Bennett.
Posted Feb. 07, 2012
Ballard tore his left anterior cruciate ligament during the second half of Super Bowl, the team announced on Tuesday.||||||| An MRI discovered Ballard's injury, and with the help of crutches, he was able to participate in Tuesday's parade and ceremonies in New York and New Jersey. Ballard, an undrafted free agent, had 38 catches for 604 yards and four touchdowns this regular season. In the four playoff games, he had five catches for 43 yards. He had two receptions in the Giants' 21-17 win over New England on Sunday.
Posted Feb. 05, 2012
Ballard sprained his left knee in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl.||||||| The Giants tight end had hurt the knee earlier in the season and was wearing a brace on it. His return was listed as questionable.

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