30-Year-Old Cornerback – Chicago Bears
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...
2015 ADP: –
Bye Week: 7
Alan Ball Contract Information:
Signed a one-year contract with the Bears in March of 2015.
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: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)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.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)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.
Exclusive Fantasy Analysis (FREE PREVIEW)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 isn’t season-ending,” Ball said. “In the next week, week-and-a-half, I’m 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.
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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.
Will likely serve as Jacksonville's nickel back this season.
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.
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.
Depth cornerback is in the mix for the starting free safety job.