Alan Ball DB CHI 4 months ago

Ball (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

Alan Ball DB CHI 4 months ago

Ball (groin) is active for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

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Ball is coming off a strong ...

Alan Ball DB CHI 4 months ago

Ball accrued a season-high nine tackles and batted away a pass in Sunday's 26-0 loss to the Seahawks.

Alan Ball DB CHI 5 months ago

Ball recorded three stops in Sunday's Week 1 loss to the Packers.

Alan Ball DB CHI 5 months ago

Ball looks in line to earn a Week 1 starting role for the Bears following Sunday's release of Tim Jennings, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Alan Ball DB CHI 10 months ago

Ball signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Friday, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.

The 29-year-old Ball has played in 93 NFL games, getting the start in 44 of those contests. He largely struggled in Jacksonville the past two seasons, and he'll now join a team that has Tim Jennings and Kyle Fuller on the roster. Ball could compete with incumbent Demontre Hurst for the nickelback role.

Alan Ball DB CHI 11 months ago

Ball has yet to finalize a deal with the Panthers, ESPN.com reports.

Previous reports suggested that Ball had agreed to a one-year deal with Carolina, but such a deal has yet to be closed, with the report suggesting that at least one other team could be interested in pursuing the cornerback, who recorded 22 tackles and a pick in seven starts for the Jaguars in 2014.

Alan Ball DB CHI 11 months ago

The Panthers have signed Ball to a one-year deal, ESPN.com reports.

Ball, who recorded 22 tackles and a pick in seven starts for the Jaguars in 2014 prior to landing on IR with a biceps injury, is thus a candidate to start at cornerback for the Panthers this coming season opposite Josh Norman.

Alan Ball DB CHI 1 year ago

Ball (biceps) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Miami, the Jaguars' official site reports.

This isn't much of a surprise considering how doubtful he seemed yesterday. He didn't participate in practice at all this week and how much he participates next week should be telling if this injury is more long-term.

Alan Ball DB CHI 1 year ago

Ball (biceps) said Thursday that he's "pretty doubtful" for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Ball is optimistic about the injury suffered Sunday against Cleveland, and he hopes it's not something that will sideline him for an extended period of time. "My thoughts are that it isn't season-ending," Ball said. "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." Ball visited a specialist in San Francisco this week for a second opinion, and at this point it's unclear if he'll require surgery or some other type of procedure.