Alan Ball DB JAC 2 Months

Ball is fully recovered from an ankle injury sustained during minicamp, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Ball took part in the Jags' preseason game versus the Bears on Thursday, bringing the Jacksonville secondary to full health. In competition for a starting spot, Ball figures to see consistent playing time as the third cornerback, at worst. Last season, the 29-year-old recorded a career-high 47 combined tackles to go with two picks and career-high 14 passes defended.

Alan Ball DB JAC Sep 15 '13

Jaguars CB Alan Ball (groin) is active for Week 2 against the Raiders.

Marcedes Lewis (calf) is inactive. The Jags would have been without both starting corners had Ball been out, as Dwayne Gratz (ankle) remains sidelined. Also inactive for the Jaguars are QB Blaine Gabbert, WR Mike Brown, LB J.T. Thomas, DT Abry Jones and CB Marcus Burley.

Alan Ball DB JAC Sep 14 '13

Jaguars CB Alan Ball (groin) is a game-time decision for Week 2.

Ball suffered a groin injury in Thursday's practice and is officially listed as questionable. With Dwayne Gratz (ankle) also sidelined, the Jaguars could be forced to start both Will Blackmon and Mike Harris this week.

Alan Ball DB JAC Sep 12 '13

Jaguars CB Alan Ball suffered a groin injury in Thursday's practice.

The Jags' No. 1 cornerback, it means Ball could join fellow starter Dwayne Gratz (high-ankle sprain) on the sideline in Oakland this weekend. The Jaguars could be forced to go with Mike Harris or Will Blackmon as they look for ways to slow down dual-threat Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor. Sunday could be Oakland's best shot at a victory this season.

Alan Ball DB JAC Jun 10 '13

"As of now," Alan Ball is the Jaguars' No. 1 cornerback.

Per beat writer Ryan O'Halloran, Ball has made the "right kind of impression" in OTAs. That's all good and well, but now 28, Ball played just 85 snaps for the Texans last season. His apparent ascension to No. 1 cornerback speaks to how thin the Jags' secondary is. With Ball apparently locked into a starting job, third-rounder Dwayne Gratz and Marcus Trufant will compete for the other outside job with Mike Harris manning the slot.

Alan Ball DB JAC May 12 '13 suggests CB Alan Ball is heading into OTAs as a starter.

Ball, 28, signed a two-year, $2 million contract in the opening week of free agency, and he has the ability to play both corner and safety. He also has the size -- 6-foot-2, 197 -- that coach Gus Bradley likes. Two of Ball, third-rounder Dwayne Gratz, and 2012 sixth-rounder Mike Harris will likely start on the outside with veteran Marcus Trufant covering the slot.

Alan Ball DB JAC Mar 15 '13

Jaguars signed DB Alan Ball, formerly of the Texans.

Ball can play safety and corner, but he isn't particularly good at either spot. His signing is purely a depth move, and he'll compete for a job in camp.

Alan Ball DB JAC Mar 13 '13

Free agent DB Alan Ball will visit the Jaguars.

Ladies and gentlemen, the Jags are officially on the board. Ball's visit will mark their first known movement in the free agency. He's a backup-caliber versatile veteran that played corner for the Texans but also has experience at safety.

Alan Ball DB JAC Dec 23 '12

Texans declared CB Alan Ball (foot) inactive for Sunday's Week 16 game against the Vikings.

Alan Ball DB JAC Dec 08 '12

Texans CB Alan Ball (foot) did not practice Saturday and is listed as questionable for Monday Night Football.

Ball saw extensive playing time last week with Jonathan Joseph (hamstring, groin) sidelined, but has been primarily limited to sub-packages with the Texans this season. He won't be needed this week with Joseph expected to return. Brandon Harris or newly signed CB Stanford Routt will handle nickel duties if Ball is ruled out. Brice McCain (broken foot) is on injured reserve.