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Jake Ballard is Taken Off the PUP List

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  1. Kid~Brady

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    Jake Ballard is Taken Off the PUP List » Ex-Pats

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    Ballard has an opportunity to shine.
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    So is the media spin now going from how he was barely able to walk at OTAs and minicamp to Ballard has a real chance to break out with Hernandez gone and Gronk on the PUP?
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    That was incredibly fast
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    Makes me wonder if it was just to shake up the media? They haven't even started camp yet.
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    If Ballard is removed from the PUP list, does the roster increase now to 91?
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    No. Essentially all reserve lists (including IR) count against the 90-man limit.
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    Good news, hopefully he stays healthy..
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    Guys go through a quick PUP placement every year and it usually means they didn't pass the conditioning run or something trivial like that.
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    Loved this pickup when BB made it.

    Love it even more now.
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    For sure. Imagine if they didn't have him coming in? I know they could have found someone somewhere, but this has potential (said the hopeless optimist).
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    He really did not shine in mini-camp, hope he can bring something to TC.
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    He's still recovering. Expect a slow start.
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    Great news no way we want Daniel *stone hands* Fells or Hoo-who 1-2 or 2-3 on our dept chart.
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    Ballard will shine immensely this year.
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    Do you actually go through life as negative and miserable as all of your posts make it seem? I swear to god you must be Steve from Fall River because every single post you make comes across with the same incredibly negative and misery laden tenor that his calls to WEEI do.
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    HAhahahahahaha.

    Since the Big-O got fired, havent heard much of ole Steve from Fall River.
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    What he said was accurate.

    Hoo and Fells offered basically nothing in the receiving game last season on a team that needed a TE to step up when Gronk bit the dust. If Hoo and Fells dont make the team I wont be shedding any tears. Ballard needs to be better than those two wannabes.
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    Well nobody is going to fill Gronk's shoes. More generally, there are question marks besides the name of every TE and also every WR (except Amendola), with Gronk and Ballard (injuries), Fells and Hooman (mediocre performance) and Sudfeld and Ford (rookies). There were reports that Fells was playing injured last year, and Hooman lacked game experience, so there is at least some basis for expecting improvement from these players. The challenge is that there are limited opportunities before roster cut downs with which to evaluate and project future development. To further complicate matters, the last TE on the roster is also competing against end-of-roster players at other positions. Bottom line is that, after Gronk, there are no all pro TEs on the roster so they will need to get productivity from a number of players. The competition is wide open and the number of TEs and WRs they will keep is uncertain, which is what makes training camp interesting.
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    Great news for the Pats.
    Anybody think he be a good FF sleeper pick?
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    Actually I am as happy as a lark and I am not Steve from Fall River because I have a life.:snob::rolleyes:
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    Great News! BB doin his homework signing him before Giants could release/sign. From bein overl loaded with TEs ya never know how things play out and in this case Ballard will be well needed.
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    -Ballard looked healthier, but still had a “hitch in his giddy-up.”


    Jamie Collins Among Brightest Stars During First Patriots Training Camp Practice (Notes) | New England Patriots | NESN.com



    "by dropping a pass over safety Adrian Wilson’s head to a streaking Jake Ballard"


    Ballard better: Worth noting that Ballard appeared to move much better during Friday’s practice after appearing a little stiff and slow in minicamp. He received the bulk of the work with the top unit, with undrafted rookie Zach Sudfeld working with the second unit.


    New England Patriots training camp observation: Tim Tebow catches passes | masslive.com



    Tight end Jake Ballard got a lot of reps and made a nice catch by the left sideline on a pass from Tom Brady.


    - See more at: http://bostonherald.com/sports/patr...ving_interception_steals#sthash.vdOycjlO.dpuf


    Things are looking way up for Ballard! :D
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    The tight ends on the field Friday were happy to get back out there, and looked strong and were moving well, especially Ballard, who tore his ACL in Super Bowl XLVI and missed the entire 2012 season.

    I definitely feel better; I just need to keep doing the little things, icing after practice and all that good stuff, stretching, staying loose and getting warmed up, and making sure I’m not getting tight,” said Ballard. “We’ve all been away for this whole summer; putting all this work in, we’re all happy to get back to football and be out here and working hard… I feel like I have a good opportunity on this team.”


    Patriots looking very different at tight end - Extra Points - Boston.com
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    Obviously, this is great news. We need Ballard as a starter for Game One.
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