Ballentine recorded 26 tackles (21 solo) and two defended passes across 13 contests. He also contributed as a kick returner.
Ballentine only handled significant defensive snaps in six contest as a rookie, and he was limited to special teams to begin the year. The 2019 sixth-round pick stands to compete for a key role in the Giants' secondary during the offseason.
Ballentine (back) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Eagles, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Ballentine was nursing the back injury that he suffered in last week's win over the Redskins, but he will be ready for the season's final contest. With the 2019 sixth-round pick healthy, he's expected to assume his usual starting role at cornerback and on kick return.
Ballentine (back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's divisional contest against the Eagles, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Ballentine is nursing a back injury thought to have been sustained during Week 16's overtime win against Washington. Grant Haley would be a candidate to handle expanded snaps in the secondary if Ballentine is forced to miss any time.
Ballentine did not participate in the team's estimated practice report Wednesday due to a back injury, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Ballentine was a new addition to the injury report, perhaps picking up the issue during the team's Week 16 win over Washington. He returned for that game after a one-game absence due to a concussion. It's not clear whether this new injury will jeopardize Ballentine's status for the regular-season finale in Week 17 against the Eagles, though his ability to participate later in the week will provide more clarity.
Ballentine (concussion) has been cleared to play in Sunday's game against the Dolphins.
Ballentine was able to log full practices all week, so this news is relatively unsurprising. Look for him to take on his usual role at cornerback and returning kicks, assuming he avoids any setbacks.
Ballentine (concussion) will not play in Monday night's game versus the Eagles, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Ballentine suffered a concussion in last week's loss to the Packers. He has yet to clear the league's protocol and will miss Monday's game as a result. His absence means Grant Haley and Sam Beal could potentially see some more work providing depth at cornerback, while Darius Slayton figures to be next in line to return kickoffs.
Ballentine was diagnosed with a concussion and won't return to Sunday's game against Green Bay, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
It's unclear how Ballentine picked up the injury, but he'll need to clear the league's mandated concussion protocol before returning to action. Look for the team to monitor its 2019 sixth-round pick closely, and, in his stead, Darius Slayton likely will be the next man up to return kicks in the game.
Ballentine racked up nine tackles (eight solo) in Sunday's loss to the Bears.
It was a career-best showing for the the 23-year-old, as he led his team in tackles in the game. Ballentine has hardly been on the IDP radar this season, with Sunday's tally moving his season total to a modest 15 tackles (13 solo) and a pass defended in nine games. Ballentine did play 84 percent of defensive snaps against the Bears, an indication this could be a sign of things to come with the season winding down.
Ballentine cleared the concussion protocol Friday, Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports.
Ballentine will return to action against Dallas on Monday after a two-game absence. He should resume his role returning kicks and providing depth in the Giants' secondary.
Ballentine (concussion) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports.
Ballentine is practicing in full for the first time since suffering a head injury Week 6 versus New England. While the depth cornerback will still need to receive clearance from an independent neurologist before retaking the field, he's certainly trending in the right direction. If Ballentine manages to be medically cleared in time for Monday's tilt against the Cowboys, he'll serve as New York's top kick returner.
Ballentine (concussion) was ruled out for Sunday's game at Detroit, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
Ballentine remains in the concussion protocol and will miss his second straight contest. Darius Slayton worked as the Giants' top kick returner last week and figures to do so again in Week 8.
Ballentine (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Ballentine remains in the league's protocol for head injuries, and he hasn't yet made tangible progress in his recovery. If he's unable to get healthy in time for Sunday's game against the Lions, Cody Latimer will handle kick return duties.
Ballentine (concussion) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Ballentine landed in the concussion protocol following last week's loss to the Patriots and will be sidelined for at least one game. Cody Latimer is listed as the next man up at kick returner for New York.
Ballentine is in concussion protocol, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.
This makes Ballentine's status for Sunday's game against the Cardinals uncertain. The rookie sixth-round pick is used strictly on special teams, specifically as a kick returner, so Cody Latimer will take over those duties if Ballentine can't clear protocol.
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