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.
Ball (quad) was held out of practice Monday, Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports.
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 will work out for the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
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.
Ball (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.
The groin injury limited Ball throughout practice this week, but it was likely the case where the Bears just wanted to preserve his health in advance of the Week 5 tilt. Ball saw his snap count drop significantly a week ago, as it appears Tracy Porter has now passed him up on the depth chart and taken his starting role.
Bears cornerback Alan Ball accrued a season-high nine tackles and batted away a pass in Sunday's 26-0 loss to the Seahawks.
Though the Bears were beaten handily in Week 3, Ball was one of the team's more impressive performers defensively. In addition to showing activity in stopping the run, Ball was excellent during the Seahawks' final drive before halftime, denying a fade route intended for Jimmy Graham and defending Chris Matthews on another pass attempt.
The Bears have signed cornerback Alan Ball to a one-year contract on Friday, per the team's official website.
Ball, 29, spent the last two seasons with the Jaguars, but was limited to only seven games in 2014 due to a biceps injury. He racked up 59 total tackles, 17 passes deflected and three interceptions over that span. He has played eight NFL seasons with the Cowboys, Texans and Jags.
Former Jaguars cornerback Allan Ball visited the Panthers, but left the team's facility on Friday without an agreement, according to David Newton of ESPN. Ball has not closed the door on the possibility of signing with the Panthers, per the report.
Ball, 29, spent the last two seasons with the Jaguars, but was limited to only seven games in 2014 due to a biceps injury. He racked up 59 total tackles, 17 passes deflected and three interceptions over that span.
The Jaguars announced Wednesday they placed starting cornerback Alan Ball on injured reserve. Ball suffered a biceps injury Week 7, but he didn't believe the injury was season-ending at the time.
The Jaguars also announced they signed cornerback Tommie Campbell to take Ball's spot on the roster.
The following players were deemed inacitve for the Jaguars Week 8 against the Dolphins: Alan Ball, Peyton Thompson, Storm Johnson, Tyler Shatley, Mike Brown, Andre Branch and Josh Wells.
Jaguars running back Toby Gerhart was among the notable players listed on the final injury report for Week 8 at home against Miami. Gerhart was listed as probable after missing two straight games with a foot injury. Craig Loston (hamstring) and Luke Bowanko were also labeled probable.
Dwayne Gratz (hip) was the only other player on the report listed as questionable, while Alan Ball (biceps) and Andre Branch (groin) were officially ruled out for Sunday.
Jaguars cornerback Alan Ball echoed his coach's sentiments about him being doubtful to play Week 8 against the Dolphins due to a biceps injury. However, Ball doesn't believe the injury is season-ending.
"My thoughts are that it isn’t season-ending," he said, per The Florida Times-Union. "In the next week, week-and-a-half, I’m be trying to get my body back to the best it can possibly be and then go from there."
Jaguars coach Gus Bradley said Wednesday starting cornerback Alan Ball is considered doubtful to play Week 8 against the Dolphins due to a biceps injury. Bradley added Ball is getting a second opinion on the injury.
Bradley said Dwayne Gratz and Demetrius McCray would start at cornerback Sunday, if Ball is sidelined.
Jaguars cornerback Alan Ball is not expected to practice on Wednesday because of a bicep injury, coach Gus Bradley told reporters on Monday, per ESPN. Ball has 22 combined tackles and one interception on the year. His status remains uncertain for Week 8 at home against Miami.
Jaguars cornerback Alan Ball is ready to roll for the Sunday game against Cleveland. He had been deemed probable with an ankle problem that prevented him from practicing fully until Friday.
The Jaguars are quite healthy heading into their Sunday game against Cleveland. Aside from ruled-out running back Toby Gerhart (foot), all on their injury report are probable.
They are cornerback Alan Ball (ankle), defensive end Andre Branch (groin) and tight end Clay Harbor (knee). Each practiced at least on a limited basis Friday.
The Jaguars should have most of their probable players Week 3 against the Colts.
Alan Ball, Chris Clemons, Johnathan Cyprien, Toby Gerhart, Winston Guy Jr., Paul Posluszny, Cecil Shorts III and Mickey Shuler are all active and ready to go.
The Friday injury report issued Friday by the Jaguars is dominated by probables.
Included among them are cornerbacks Alan Ball (abdomen) and Jeremy Harris (illness), defensive end Chris Clemons (illness), safety Johnathan Cyprien (concussion), running backs Storm Johnson (ankle) and Toby Gerhart (foot), safety Guy Winston (illness), wide receivers Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and Allen Hurns (ankle), offensive lineman Austin Pasztor (hand), tight end Mickey Shuler (heel) and linebacker Paul Posluszny (knee).
The team has ruled out wideout Marqise Lee (hamstring) and deemed tight end Clay Harbor as questionable.
Jaguars defensive backs Alan Ball (abdomen) and Dwayne Gratz (ankle), along with defensive lineman Abry Jones (abdomen) are active for Week 2 against the Redskins. Ball was considered questionable for the game with his injury, but neither Gratz nor Jones was expected to miss any time.
Tight end Clay Harbor (calf), running back Storm Johnson (ankle) and tackle Austin Pasztor (hand) have been ruled out by the Jaguars for the Sunday game in Washington. Cornerback Alan Ball (abdominal) is questionable after sustaining an injury Friday, but he told the team website he expects to play against the Redskins.
Among those injured who are also likely to play are tight end Marcedes Lewis (knee), cornerback Dwayne Gratz (ankle), running back Toby Gerhart (ankle), wide receiver Marqise Lee (hamstring) and defensive lineman Abry Jones (abdominal).