Ball signed his tender with the Denver Broncos, the team announced Monday. The diminutive but powerful tailback rushed for 158 yards on 42 carries last season as he spelled Willis McGahee and Knowshon Moreno.|||||||
Ball has bounced around the league since coming out of Maryland. Originally a college free agent with St. Louis, he made the Rams' practice squad in 2008 before joining Indianapolis that year and making the Colts' active roster for the regular season finale. He also spent time on Tennessee's practice squad before latching on with the Broncos for the last three seasons.
Ball rushed for a career-best 96 yards on 30 attempts in Sunday's 17-10 win over the Chiefs.|||||||
Ball seems likely to get another huge chunk of carries in Thursday's game against the New York Jets, considering Knowshon Moreno is done for the season with an ACL injury and the Broncos don't pass with Tim Tebow.
The Broncos have promoted Ball from their practice squad as a pre-emptive strike because of interest from other NFL teams.|||||||
Ball, a second-year pro from Maryland, has played in one NFL game, registering 83 yards on 13 carries as a rookie for Indianapolis in the 2008 regular season-finale against Tennessee.
The Broncos have juggled their running back corps again, waiving Ball and re-signing Andre Brown. The moves were announced Tuesday.|||||||
Ball had capitalized on increased carries in the preseason to earn a roster spot as Knowshon Moreno, Correll Buckhalter and LenDale White got hurt during training camp.