Player Updates

September 8, 2017 08:04 PM
Lonnie Ballentine: Reaches injury settlement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballentine (knee) reached an injury settlement with the Texans on Friday and is now a free agent.

Ballentine essentially missed the entirety of training camp with the injury, and has battled injuries throughout the last few seasons. The specifics of the injury are still murky, so it's unknown if the 24-year-old is likely to earn a chance elsewhere.

September 4, 2017 03:40 PM
Texans' Lonnie Ballentine: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballentine (knee) was placed on injured reserve Sunday.

Given his familiarity with the team, it makes sense that Houston opted to revert him to IR.

September 3, 2017 01:00 PM
Lonnie Ballentine: Waived-injured by Houston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballentine (knee) was waived injured by the Texans.

Ballentine already has two seasons in Houston's system, so they may try to add him to injured reserve if he goes unclaimed.

August 14, 2017 11:04 AM
Texans' Lonnie Ballentine: Not practicing due to knee issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballentine hasn't been practicing during training camp due to left knee discomfort, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Ballentine suffered a knee injury back in 2014 and has battled injuries in subsequent seasons, limiting him to just four games combined in 2015 and 2016. This latest injury further complicates his chances of earning regular snaps in the defensive backfield heading into the upcoming campaign.

November 12, 2016 03:52 PM
Texans' Lonnie Ballentine: Placed on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballentine (groin) was placed on IR in Saturday, Mark Berman of Fox 26 Houston reports.

Ballentine began the season on the PUP list due to a knee injury and suffered his groin injury just a few games after being activated. He'll finish the year with just two games played.

November 11, 2016 04:14 PM
Texans' Lonnie Ballentine: Ruled out for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballentine (groin) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Jaguars.

Bellentine did not practice Friday, as a groin issue continues to hamper him even after the Texans' bye week. While his absence bears next to no impact for IDP owners to consider, it leaves Houston's secondary with one less body.

October 30, 2016 06:55 PM
Texans' Lonnie Ballentine: Sustains groin injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballentine sustained a groin injury during Sunday's game against the Lions, Deepi Sidhu of the Texans' official site reports.

The extent of his injury hasn't been reported. Thankfully, he'll be afforded Houston's bye in Week 9 to rest.

October 22, 2016 07:38 PM
Texans' Lonnie Ballentine: Activated from PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballentine (knee) has been activated from the PUP list.

Ballentine tore multiple ligaments in his knee during the 2015 season, but recently was able to return to practice. With cornerback Kevin Johnson now on injured reserve, Ballentine will be present on the Texans' active roster as a depth option in the defensive backfield.

October 19, 2016 03:02 PM
Texans' Lonnie Ballentine: Returns to practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballentine (knee) returned to practice Wednesday, but remains on the PUP list, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Ballentine's health is progressing after tearing multiple knee ligaments during the 2015 season, but the Texans may elect to proceed cautiously and keep him out of Monday's matchup against the Broncos.

August 30, 2016 10:18 PM
Texans' Lonnie Ballentine: Slated to miss first six games of regular season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballentine (knee) was placed on the Texans' reserve/PUP list Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Ballentine remains in recovery from a devastating knee injury suffered last season, and while a setback hasn't been reported, he hasn't progressed as quickly as expected. He now has to sit for the first six weeks of 2016, though, which should allow him ample time to get back into game shape.

July 26, 2016 08:44 PM
Texans' Lonnie Ballentine: Begins camp on PUP list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Texans have placed Ballentine (knee) on the PUP list to begin training camp, the Texans' official site reports.

Ballentine suffered a dislocated knee cap in addition to a torn PCL and MCL in the same left knee during a freak accident early last season. After an offseason of rehab, and when team doctors give him the thumbs up, he should be all set to retake the field come Week 1. Though Ballentine hasn't played much during his first two injury-marred years in the league, his roster spot shouldn't be in danger.

July 11, 2016 08:36 PM
Texans' Lonnie Ballentine: Recovering well from knee surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballentine (knee) expects to be ready for training camp, The Houston Chronicle reports.

Mr. Irrelevant of the 2014 NFL Draft, Ballentine suffered tears to both his MCL and PCL after dislocating his left knee in October of 2015. He will be over 10 months removed from the injury when training camp opens, though, and will be competing for a role on special teams and as a depth linebacker/safety.

October 18, 2015 09:12 PM
Texans' Lonnie Ballentine: Suffers season-ending knee injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Ballentine suffered a season-ending knee injury during Sunday's game against the Jaguars, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

A 2014 seventh-round draft pick, Ballentine get mosts of his snaps on special teams. He'll likely be placed on injured reserve Monday or Tuesday.

June 2, 2015 07:01 AM
Lonnie Ballentine placed on injured reserve
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Texans safety Lonnie Ballentine was placed on injured reserve Monday. Ballentine was the last pick of this year's draft.

June 2, 2015 07:10 AM
Texans announce Week 2 inactives
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

In addition to going without running back Arian Foster and wide receiver Andre Johnson, the Texans have listed the following players as out for Saturday's game against the Falcons: linebacker Brian Cushing; defensive backs Johnathan Joseph, Shiloh Keo, Lonnie Ballentine and Elbert Mack; guards Conor Boffeli and Brandon Brooks; tackle Will Yeatman; defensive tackle Louis Nix III; and wide receiver Mike Thomas.

June 1, 2015 08:48 PM
Texans sign pair of rookies
by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer

Texans draft choices Alfred Blue and Lonnie Ballentine both reached terms of a deal on Wednesday according to the Houston Chronicle

Blue, from LSU, figures to serve as running back depth for the Texans but could evolve into a contributor. Ballentine will try to make the club as a backup defensive back and special teamer. 

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/215
Birthdate:
04/23/1993
Age:
28
Hometown:
Memphis, TN, USA
School:
Memphis
NFL Experience:
4
Awards: