Vick Ballard
RB NO (5)
10 months ago

Ballard (hamstring) reached an injury settlemtn with the Colts on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Ballard was placed on injured reserve for a third straight year, but he'll now have the opportunity to look for a new employer. He may draw a bit of interest once healthy, but Ballard is unlikely to make much of an impact this season.

Vick Ballard
RB NO (5)
10 months ago

Ballard cleared waivers and will be placed on the Colts injured reserve, Kevin Bowen of colts.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

That's now the third straight year Ballard will land on the IR. After leading the Colts in rushing in 2012, injuries have mired the 25-year-old's career, allowing him to participate in just one game since then. If (and that's a big if) he returns healthy, he will try to earn a roster spot with the Colts in 2016.

Vick Ballard
RB NO (5)
10 months ago

Ballard (hamstring) was waived by the Colts on Tuesday, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Since leading the Colts in rushing in 2012, Ballard has been contained to one game due to ACL and Achilles injuries. He entered this season with a nagging hamstring concern, which tested the organizations' patience enough to jettison the running back in the early going. Currently on waivers, another team will have to weigh the risks versus rewards due to his rich medical chart.

Vick Ballard
RB NO (5)
11 months ago

Ballard (hamstring) has been ruled out of Sunday's season opener against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Ballard's injured hamstring has prevented him from practicing all week, so it comes as little surprise that he will not be available to suit up Sunday. With Ballard out, Josh Robinson and Tyler Varga will occupy the Colts' backup positions behind starting running back Frank Gore.

Vick Ballard
RB NO (5)
11 months ago

Ballard (hamstring) did not take part in Friday's practice, Tom James of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

Ballard did not practice at all this week, so his chances of playing in Week 1 appear slim. The Colts will provide an update on Ballard's status when they release their injury report following Friday's practice.

Vick Ballard
RB NO (5)
11 months ago

Ballard (hamstring) did not practice again on Thursday, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Dan Herron on IR and Ballard banged up, it looks increasingly likely that Josh Robinson is on track to serve as Frank Gore's top backup in Sunday's season opener against the Bills.

Vick Ballard
RB NO (5)
11 months ago

Ballard (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Dan Herron on IR, it remains to be seen how the carries that don't go to starter Frank Gore will be divided, though and at this stage, it looks like Josh Robinson is the upside play on that font, with Ballard still banged up as Week 1 approaches.

Vick Ballard
RB NO (5)
11 months ago

Ballard (hamstring) was not practicing Monday, Kevin Bowen of Colts.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Meanwhile, fellow RB Josh Robinson was able to take the field Monday. With Dan Herron no longer in the Colts' backfield mix, the team needs to identify a new No. 2 back behind starter Frank Gore, and at this stage, it looks like the assignment will go to Robinson, with Ballard slotting in as the team's No. 3 option at the position.

Vick Ballard
RB NO (5)
11 months ago

Ballard (hamstring) made the Colts' initial 53-man roster, Indy Sports Central reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Ballard and Dan Herron (shoulder) both banged up, the Colts elected to keep five running backs, at least for the time being. If someone is eventually released, which seems quite likely, it will either be Ballard or Tyler Varga.

Vick Ballard
RB NO (5)
11 months ago

Ballard tweaked his hamstring injury during Thursday's preseason game against the Bengals, Scout.com's Phillip B. Wilson reports.

EDGE Analysis

Making his second appearance of the preseason, Ballard gained 29 yards on nine carries and 12 yards on three receptions, but then left the game due to an aggravation of his hamstring injury. He's competing with Zurlon Tipton and Josh Robinson (head) for the third spot on the depth chart.