• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    With injuries looming, Falcons may look to free agent Montee Ball

    D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution suggests that with running back Tevin Coleman ailing, the Falcons "might as well kick the tires on running back Montee Ball this week." Earlier this month, the Falcons were thought be a team that might be interested in Ball, but he remains unsigned at this stage, despite some speculation suggesting that he might be on track to join the Colts' backfield.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Report: RB Montee Ball close to signing with Colts

    Free-agent running back Montee Ball said he's signing with the Colts "some point soon," according to Will Peterson of Mile High Sports Magazine. After the Broncos waived Ball on Sept. 6, the running back cleared waivers and since been a free agent.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Browns showing interest in RB Montee Ball

    The Browns among several teams that have spoken to free-agent running back Montee Ball, reports the Northeast Ohio Media Group. Ball recently cleared waivers after he was released by the Broncos and is free to sign with any team.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Report: RB Montee Ball clears waivers, becomes free agent

    Running back Montee Ball has cleared waivers and is a free agent, according to ESPN NFL reporter Field Yates. He was waived by the Broncos on Sunday.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Report: Falcons have some interest in RB Montee Ball

    The Falcons have expressed some interest in running back Montee Ball, according to The Denver Post. He was waived by the Broncos on Sunday.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Broncos waive RB Montee Ball

    The Broncos parted ways with running back Montee Ball, the team announced Sunday. Ball had fallen behind on the depth chart. He rushed for 172 yards on 55 attempts last season. He was the Broncos' second-round pick in the 2013 draft. His best season with the Broncos was his rookie year when he rushed for 559 yards on 120 attempts.

  • by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer

    Report: Broncos won't cut RB Montee Ball on Saturday

    The Broncos will not part ways with running back Montee Ball on Saturday, according to ProFootballTalk. Ball was rumored to be on the trading block earlier this week, but Denver has not been able to find a suitor for the third-year player.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Report: Cowboys interested in Broncos RB Montee Ball

    The Cowboys are not willing to trade for Broncos running back Montee Ball, but they would be interested if he was released, a source told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Ball has fallen down the depth chart in Denver.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Broncos RB Montee Ball predicts prominence in two-back set

    The hiring of Gary Kubiak has altered the offensive focus of the Broncos from future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning to the ground game. That is no problem for Montee Ball, who anticipates frequent two-back sets in which both he and C.J. Anderson man the backfield. "With the situation right now, you got to use me and C.J.," he told the Denver Post. "I think you have to use two backs. It's a two-back system based on what he did last season." Ball was referring to Kubiak's 2014 season as offensive coordinator in Baltimore in which he turned Justin Forsett into a productive back with a system that featured the running game. Kubiak used a two-back situation with Denver in 2005 (Mike Anderson and Tatum Bell) and Houston (Arian Foster and Ben Tate) in 2011. Both teams received strong production from both backs, but not necessarily in the backfield at the same time. Kubiak, however, employs a stretch-run, zone-blocking scheme that depends on multiple running backs. Ball, who was limited by injury to o 52 carries last season, might be optimistic in his belief that he is one of the top two backs on the roster. Ronnie Hillman and Juwan Thompson are also in the mix for playing time.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    Broncos RB Montee Ball shooting for featured back spot

    Montee Ball is third on the current depth chart among Broncos running backs, but he plans on landing in the top spot by the season opener. A groin injury that forced Ball onto injured reserve last year limited him to five games and allowed C.J. Anderson and Ronnie Hillman to leapfrog over him. Juwan Thompson is also in the mix, so Ball understands his predicament. "C.J. deserves the No. 1 spot right now," Ball told The Associated Press. "I like coming in and being the underdog, just keeping my head down, my mouth shut and just working." Ball averaged just 3.1 yards on 55 carries a year ago. But he seeks to prove he's better than that, which he must do to supplant the others and nail down the featured back spot. "Every player should be saying, if they're second or third on the depth chart: 'I'm better than that player. I'm better than him," Ball added. "Because I believe that I am. But there's no reason for me to be chanting that and yelling that. I'm just going ... to work and work and work."