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Jake Ballard

26-Year-Old Tight End – Free Agent

2013 Receiving Stats

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7

Yds

75

TD

2

Avg

10.7

Tar

9

2014 Receiving Projections

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2014 Fantasy Football Outlook

After an eight-game audition with the Cardinals last season in which he hauled in seven passes for 75 yards and two touchdowns, the organization inked Ballard to a one-year contract in March. Alas, li...

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HT: 6' 6"   WT: 275   DOB: 12/2/1987  College: Ohio State  Show ContractHide Contract

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Retired in August of 2014.

August 6, 2014  –  Jake Ballard News

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Ballard has announced his retirement from the NFL, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

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Jake Ballard NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2010 22 NYG 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 23 NYG 14 38 604 4 61 15.9 9.9 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 25 Ari 8 7 75 2 9 10.7 8.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jake Ballard Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2010 22 NYG 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 23 NYG 14 6.0 8.7 7.4 3 43 14 6 3 0 0 0 0 0
2013 25 Ari 8 2.4 3.3 2.9 1 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Jake Ballard – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status

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Free Agent

Snap Count Stats

151

Offensive Snaps in 2013

Jake Ballard was on the field for 151 of his team's snaps on offense in 2013.

39

Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Jake Ballard was on the field for 39 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Off ST
2011 - -
2013 151 39
Jake Ballard 2013 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Jake Ballard: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ballard missed Tuesday's practice due to a sore knee but is expected to return Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

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The Cardinals have signed Ballard to a one-year contract, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Ballard is an upcoming restricted free agent and intends to return to his 2011 form, when he was a key cog in the Giants' passing attack en route to a Super Bowl title, Arizona Sports 98.7 reports. "I was happy with everything," he said about his stay with the Cardinals in 2013. "My knee didn't cause me any issues. Every week I was getting better and I've been lifting, getting stronger, and I'm going to take this offseason to hopefully get back to where I was."

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Ballard was cut by the Patriots at the end of training camp and didn't land a gig until Nov. 4, when Arizona inked him to a one-year deal. He promptly appeared in eight games in 2013, hauling in seven balls (on nine targets) for 75 yards and two touchdowns. Hence, his recovery from a torn ACL seems to have come to a close, and he'll now utilize the offseason to achieve even greater form on the field. If he re-signs with the Cardinals, the base offense requires two tight end sets, which could allow him to approach his line -- 38 receptions for 604 yards and four scores in 14 games -- from 2011.
Ballard hauled in a six-yard touchdown during his three-catch, 13-yard performance in Sunday's overtime victory at Tennessee.

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Ballard recorded one catch for 29 yards during Sunday's win at Jacksonville.

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The Cardinals signed Ballard to a one-year deal Monday, NESN.com reports.

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Ballard was released by the Patriots on Friday, the Boston Globe reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Released by the Patriots in August of 2013. Ballard is not the fastest player around, but before tearing his ACL while with the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI, he showed some promise as a pass-catcher.

2012

Ballard continues to rehab from a torn ACL that he suffered in Super Bowl XLVI, but New England will presumably stash him on their PUP list and later IR, with an eye toward retaining his rights for 2013. The team can certainly afford to be patient with Ballard, given the Rob Gronkowski/Aaron Hernandez combo atop the TE depth chart.

2011

Backup tight end.

2010

Will try to make the team as a backup TE.