5 years ago

Patriots claimed TE Jake Ballard off waivers from the Giants.

It's been quite the roller coaster ride for Ballard, who went from meeting the U.S. President to being waived and subsequently claimed by the team he beat in the Super Bowl in a span of three days. Recovering from ACL reconstruction and microfracture surgery, Ballard will spend the 2012 season on injured reserve. The Pats will have to sneak him through waivers at some point to get a return on their investment for 2013.