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 was consistently sidelined throughout the preseason. He wasn't a lock to make the team anyway, though, and would have served as a depth option in the Cardinals' talented secondary.
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 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-laden defensive backfield, so there is no guarantee that he would see the field much in his tenth NFL season.
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