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August 30, 2016 09:48 PM
Alan Ball: Reaches injury settlement with Cardinals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 29, 2016 10:18 PM
Cardinals' Alan Ball: Held out of practice Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 4, 2016 08:40 PM
Alan Ball: Signs with Cardinals Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 4, 2016 12:34 AM
Alan Ball: Working out for Cardinals Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

October 11, 2015 12:03 PM
Bears' Alan Ball: Active for Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

September 30, 2015 01:56 PM
Bears cornerback Alan Ball accrued a season-high nine tackles and batted away a pass in Sunday's 26-0 loss to the Seahawks.
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 1, 2015 03:17 PM
Bears sign CB Alan Ball to one-year deal
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

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.

June 1, 2015 03:27 PM
Report: Allan Ball leaves Panthers' facility without an agreement
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

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.

June 2, 2015 05:47 AM
Jaguars sign Tommie Campbell as Alan Ball goes on IR
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

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.

June 2, 2015 05:51 AM
Jaguars issue inactives for in-state showdown
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

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.

June 2, 2015 05:53 AM
Toby Gerhart among Jaguars players green-lighted for Sunday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

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.

June 2, 2015 05:54 AM
Jaguars CB Alan Ball doesn't believe injury is season-ending
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

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."

June 2, 2015 05:55 AM
Jaguars CB Alan Ball considered doubtful for Week 8
by Michael Hurcomb | CBS Sports Staff

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.

June 2, 2015 05:58 AM
Jaguars CB Alan Ball not expected to practice Wednesday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

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.

June 2, 2015 05:59 AM
Jaguars CB Alan Ball good to go with Browns in town
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

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.

June 2, 2015 06:01 AM
Jaguars record in bad shape, but players healthy for Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

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.

June 2, 2015 06:33 AM
Jaguars should have most of their probable players Week 3
by Chris Cwik |

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. 

June 2, 2015 06:35 AM
Jaguars issue Friday injury report
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

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.

June 2, 2015 06:42 AM
Three injured Jaguars able to play
by Chris Towers | Fantasy Writer

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. 

June 2, 2015 06:43 AM
Trio of offensive players scratched by Jaguars for Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

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).

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/195
Birthdate:
03/29/1985
Age:
36
Hometown:
Detroit, MI, USA
School:
Illinois
NFL Experience:
9
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