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Alan Ball

30-Year-Old Cornerback – Chicago Bears

2014 Defensive Stats

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2015 Defensive Projections

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2015 Fantasy Football Outlook

Signed to a one-year, $3 million contract during the offseason, Ball gives some needed veteran depth and experience to a mostly youthful crop of cornerbacks. The 30-year-old has played mostly as a res...

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Bye Week:  7

HT: 6' 2"   WT: 197   DOB: 3/29/1985  College: Illinois  DRAFTED: 7th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Alan Ball Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Bears in March of 2015.

August 31, 2015  –  Alan Ball News

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Ball looks in line to earn a Week 1 starting role for the Bears following Sunday's release of Tim Jennings, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Alan Ball NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2010 25 Dal 16 45 40 5 0.5 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2011 26 Dal 16 32 26 6 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 27 Hou 11 8 7 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2013 28 Jax 15 47 41 6 0 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 29 Jax 7 22 18 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Alan Ball – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

495

Defensive Snaps in 2014

Alan Ball was on the field for 495 of his team's snaps on defense in 2014.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2014

Alan Ball was on the field for 26 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2014.

Year Def ST
2012 98 226
2013 862 18
2014 495 26
Alan Ball 2014 Game Log
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  Snap Count Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
1 Buf 87 3 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @SF 79 4 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @NYJ
4 GB 63 8 5 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 @Car 67 8 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 @Atl 56 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Mia 74 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 @NE
9 @GB
10 Min
11 TB
12 @Det
13 Dal
14 NO
15 Det
16 @Min

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

Measurables Overview for Alan Ball
As Compared To Other Cornerbacks
Height:   6' 2"
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Weight:   197 lbs
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Alan Ball: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ball signed a one-year contract with the Bears on Friday, ESPN's Jeff Dickerson reports.

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The 29-year-old Ball has played in 93 NFL games, getting the start in 44 of those contests. He largely struggled in Jacksonville the past two seasons, and he'll now join a team that has Tim Jennings and Kyle Fuller on the roster. Ball could compete with incumbent Demontre Hurst for the nickelback role.
Ball has yet to finalize a deal with the Panthers, ESPN.com reports.

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The Panthers have signed Ball to a one-year deal, ESPN.com reports.

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Ball, who recorded 22 tackles and a pick in seven starts for the Jaguars in 2014 prior to landing on IR with a biceps injury, is thus a candidate to start at cornerback for the Panthers this coming season opposite Josh Norman.
Ball (biceps) has been placed on season-ending injured reserve, ESPN reports.

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Ball (biceps) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Miami, the Jaguars' official site reports.

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Ball (biceps) said Thursday that he's "pretty doubtful" for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, the Florida Times-Union reports.

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The report adds that Ball hopes his current injury is not something that will sideline him for an extended period of time. My thoughts are that it isnt season-ending, Ball said. In the next week, week-and-a-half, Im be trying to get my body back to the best it can possibly be and then go from there. Ball visited a specialist in San Francisco this week for a second opinion, and at this point it's unclear if he'll require surgery or some other type of procedure.
Ball is fully recovered from an ankle injury sustained during minicamp, the Florida Times-Union reports.

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Ball (ankle) is dealing with an ankle injury heading into training camp, the Florida Times-Union reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Ball will likely be one of Jacksonville's starting cornerbacks, playing opposite Dwyane Gratz. He's in the final year of his contract, so he'll look to prove he's still a starting-caliber corner as he nears 30 years old.

2013

Will likely serve as Jacksonville's nickel back this season.

2012

Ball heads due south to Houston after five years in Dallas. Kareem Jackson and Jonathan Joseph are locked in as starters and there are some returning backups like Jason Allen and Brice McCain, so Ball will have to fight for a job.

2011

With the experiment to turn Ball into a starting safety having been deemed a failure, he'll go back to providing secondary depth for the Cowboys.

2010

Depth cornerback is in the mix for the starting free safety job.