Montee BallRB FA 6 months ago12 Comments
Ball was charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct in connection with an alleged incident with his girlfriend last Friday morning, the Wisconsin State Journal reports.
Ball spent this past weekend in jail as a result of the confrontation, and while he avoided a potential felony on his record, routine police work in the aftermath of Friday's argument could prove to make this situation worse for the running back. During an interview with an officer, it was revealed that older bruises around her mouth were the result of Ball allegedly striking her with the back of his right hand on Feb. 1. While the initial misdemeanor has a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail, the latter equates to misdemeanor battery, which comes with a maximum jail sentence of nine months. His fate won't be known until a Mar. 1 court date, at which point the NFL will likely make a ruling on the matter.
Montee BallRB FA 6 months ago
Ball was arrested on Friday morning for allegedly battering his girlfriend at a Madison, WI hotel, Wisconsin State Journal reports.
After the Broncos released the running back on the cusp of the regular season, Ball was in football limbo until he joined the Patriots' practice squad in mid-December. He stayed on through the team's playoff push, but his services weren't retained in the form of a reserve/future contract once the season concluded with a loss in the AFC championship game. Friday's brush with the law won't necessarily put a halt to his NFL pursuits. Rather, his performance, or lack thereof, this past season was likely enough to steer interested parties in other directions.
Montee BallRB FA 7 months ago
Ball was signed to the Patriots' practice squad on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
With LeGarrette Blount (hip) uncertain for Week 15, there's some chance Ball will be promoted to the active roster. Still, the former second-round pick has been consistently unimpressive during his time in the NFL, and he'd likely just provide depth behind Brandon Bolden and former college teammate James White.
Montee BallRB FA 9 months ago
According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the Bears are thought to be considering Ball, in the wake of Matt Forte's knee injury.
While it doesn't look like anything is imminent here, it's worth noting that Ball did work with Bears coach John Fox in Denver. With a series of running back injuries having hit the league this past weekend, this could be the best chance for Ball to catch on with a new team, after lingering in free agency since being cut by the Broncos in September.
Montee BallRB FA 10 months ago
D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution suggests that with Tevin Coleman ailing, the Falcons "might as well kick the tires on Ball this week."
Earlier this month, the Falcons were thought be a team that might be interested in Ball, but he remains unsigned at this stage, despite some speculation suggesting that he might be on track to join the Colts' backfield.
Montee BallRB FA 10 months ago7 Comments
Ball said he's signing with the Colts "some point soon," according to Will Peterson of Mile High Sports Magaazine.
The Broncos waived Ball on Sept. 6. The running back cleared waivers and since been a free agent.
Montee BallRB FA 11 months ago17 Comments
Ball cleared waivers Monday and is now a free agent, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Ball's fall was precipitous once training camp kicked off, falling from No. 2 to No. 4 on the Broncos' running back depth chart. After no team bit on the waiver wire, he's able to make his choice of organization, assuming another one is willing to give the third-year pro a chance.
Montee BallRB FA 11 months ago
The Falcons are one of the teams believed to have expressed interest in Ball, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.
After parting ways with Antone Smith, the Falcons could use some running back depth, especially if the team has any short-term concern over the status of Devonta Freeman, who has been dealing with a hamstring issue. In any case, it shouldn't be long before Ball catches on with a new team, with an accurate assessment of his fantasy value on hold until then.
Montee BallRB FA 11 months ago7 Comments
The Broncos have released Ball, the Denver Post reports.
After seeing Ball tumble to No. 4 on the Broncos' RB depth chart, the move is not a shocker, though we suspect that the team tried to get something back for the 2013 second-rounder before parting ways with him. Now that he has been cut loose, Ball should quickly resurface elsewhere, at which time his fantasy prospects will gain a degree of added clarity.
Montee BallRB FA 11 months ago
The Texans are interested in Ball, accoridng to Vic Lombardi of CBS Denver.
Lombardi says multiple teams are in on Ball. The Texans are rumored to be seeking another back as they will be without Arian Foster (groin) for several weeks.