NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Defensive

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Regular Season

Top Corey Ballentine News

  • Corey Ballentine: Rejoins practice squad

    Ballentine (undisclosed) was restored to Detroit's practice squad from the practice squad COVID-19 list Thursday.

    Ballentine landed on the COVID list last week but has since cleared the health and safety protocols. He's appeared in four games for the Lions this season and has seen action as a kick returner.

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  • Corey Ballentine: Hits COVID list

    Ballentine was placed on the Lions' practice squad COVID-19 list Monday.

    Ballentine has appeared in four games this season for the Lions while contributing on special-teams coverage, including as a kick returner. He is one of 25 players who tested positive for COVID on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The 25-year-old will try to get healthy and earn another shot with the active roster.

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  • Corey Ballentine: Cut by Detroit

    The Lions waived Ballentine (hamstring) on Friday.

    Detroit activated Ballentine from injured reserve one day earlier, but the club deemed the reserve defensive back expendable when a spot on the 53-man roster was needed for quarterback Tim Boyle (thumb), who was activated from IR in anticipation of starting Sunday's game against the Browns. Before going on IR earlier this season, Ballentine appeared in three games and played exclusively on special teams as a kick returner and member of Detroit's coverage units.

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  • Lions' Corey Ballentine: Back on active roster

    Ballentine (hamstring) was activated from IR on Thursday.

    Ballentine was cleared to return to practice last week, and he has now been added to the active roster. He'll provide depth in the secondary against the Browns on Sunday.

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  • Lions' Corey Ballentine: Back at practice

    The Lions have designated Ballentine (hamstring) for return from IR.

    Detroit placed Ballentine on IR back in mid-October due to a hamstring issue, but the cornerback is now eligible to return to the field as early as Sunday's road matchup against the Steelers. In his three appearances this season, Ballentine was limited exclusively to special teams.

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  • Lions' Corey Ballentine: Placed on IR

    The Lions moved Ballentine (hamstring) to injured reserve Friday.

    Ballentine will be forced to spend at least three games on IR due to the hamstring injury he picked up Week 5. As a result, both Julian Okwara and Charles Harris could be in line for increased work in Detroit's depleted secondary.

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  • Lions' Corey Ballentine: Misses practice Wednesday

    Ballentine (hamstring) missed the Lions' practice Wednesday, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Ballentine injured his hamstring during Sunday's Week 5 loss to the Vikings and was forced to exit the game early. The cornerback was unable to practice Wednesday, which could mean Julian Okwara and Charles Harris are both in line for increased snaps Sunday against the Bengals.

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  • Lions' Corey Ballentine: Questionable to return

    Ballentine (hamstring) is questionable to return Sunday against the Vikings.

    Ballentine picked up the injury in the second half, and there's no clarity on whether he'll return. If he can't go, Julian Okwara or Charles Harris might see increases in snap counts considering the likes of Jessie Lemonier (coach's decision) and Romeo Okwara (Achilles) are not active for this one.

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  • Lions' Corey Ballentine: Claimed off waivers by Detriot

    The Lions claimed Ballentine off waivers from the Jets on Friday, Justin Rogers of Detroit News reports.

    Ballentine was scooped up by the Jets after being waived by the Giants halfway through the 2020 season. He injured his knee during a preseason contest and was recently waived off of IR. The 2019 sixth-round pick will bring over 400 snaps of defensive experience to Detroit's secondary.

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  • Corey Ballentine: Let go by Jets

    Ballentine (knee) was waived from the Jets' IR list Wednesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.

    Ballentine injured his knee in a preseason game with the Jets and was released following the game. The 25-year-old was once again waived by the Jets after he cleared waivers and was reverted to the Jets' IR list. The cornerback played in 15 games last season with both the Jets and Giants. Ballentine was not granted an injury settlement.

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  • Jets' Corey Ballentine: Reverts to injured reserve

    Ballentine (knee) reverted to the Jets' injured reserve after clearing waivers Tuesday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.

    Ballentine's season is now over unless he can agree to an injury settlement with New York. The 25-year-old appeared in 15 games last season as he spilt time between the Giants and Jets.

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  • Corey Ballentine: Waived by Jets

    Ballentine (knee) was waived/injured by the Jets on Monday.

    Ballentine suffered the knee injury during Saturday's preseason win over the Packers, though it's unclear if the injury played a role in him being let go. The 25-year-old appeared in 15 games between the Giants and Jets last season, and he recorded 20 total tackles while also handling kick-return duties.

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  • Jets' Corey Ballentine: Joins Jets' active roster

    Ballentine was activated to the Jets' roster from the commissioner's exempt list Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The 24-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Giants last week, but the Jets utilized a roster exemption before activating him Tuesday. Ballentine exclusively played special teams in all but three games for the Giants this season, and he figures to fill a similar role with the Jets.

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  • Jets' Corey Ballentine: Claimed by Jets

    The Jets claimed Ballentine off waivers Wednesday, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

    Ballentine was cut by the Giants on Tuesday, but he won't have to travel far to join his new team. The 2019 sixth-round pick has had a rough start to his career, as he's allowed 12.9 yards per target and a 73.0 completion percentage over his first two years in the league. Ballentine will need to clear COVID-19 protocols before he's cleared to play, but he'll likely only assume a depth role for the Jets defense this season.

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  • Corey Ballentine: Drops to waivers

    The Giants waived Ballentine on Tuesday, Michael Eisen of the team's official site reports.

    Ballentine failed to play a defensive snap in six of the last seven games, but he was tied for the team lead with five special-teams tackles. However, over two years in the league, he allowed 12.9 yards per target and a 73.0 completion percentage. If Ballentine clears waivers, he'll be a practice squad candidate.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 191 lbs
Birthplace: Montego Bay, Jamaica
Age: 25
School: Washburn
Experience: 3