Ball (quadriceps) was released from the Cardinals with an injury settlement, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports. The 31-year-old signed with the team in early August, but had been consistently sidelined with a quad injury. He wasn't a lock to make the team anyway, though, and would have served as a depth option in the Cardinals' talented secondary.
Ball (quad) was held out of practice Monday, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports. Coach Bruce Arians refused to get into the specifics regarding Ball's absence from practice, but he did mention that Ball has been sidelined due to a quad injury. The 31-year-old is expected to function as a depth cornerback for the stout Arizona defense this season.
Ball signed with the Cardinals on Thursday, Kent Somers of AZCentral.com reports. Ball worked out with the team Wednesday, and performed well enough to earn a spot on the preseason roster. The veteran played 15 games with the Bears in 2015 where he recorded 15 tackles and three passes defended. He will be competing for a spot on the 53-man roster spot with the Cardinals.
Ball will work out for the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Ball last saw time with the Bears in 2015, recording 20 tackles and five pass breakups. The 31-year-old veteran has been all over the NFL, with stops in Houston, Jacksonville, Dallas and Chicago, but has proven he can still make plays in the secondary. If Ball were to make the Cardinals' 53-man roster, he would join a talent-packed secondary, so there is no guarantee that he would see the field much in his tenth NFL season.
Ball (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles. The groin injury limited Ball throughout practice this week, but it was likely the case where the Bears just wanted to preserve his health in advance of the Week 5 tilt. Ball saw his snap count drop significantly a week ago, as it appears Tracy Porter has now passed him up on the depth chart and taken his starting role.