RB - FA
Week 3 Outlook
The New England Patriots have released running back Montee Ball as a result of his latest arrest and battery charges.
Montee Ball had been on a downward spiral for some time now and this could put a damper on the former second-round pick's chances of making an NFL return in 2016. Ball is facing disciplinary action from the league which could result in suspending the 25-year old Ball if he ends up on a roster anytime soon.
Patriots practice squad RB Montee Ball is reportedly heavier than 230 pounds. When he worked out for the Packers two weeks ago, Ball was allegedly in the 240s. Ball came out of Wisconsin at 214, so he's considerably overweight.
Ball has a golden opportunity with a playoff team with Super Bowl potential. The Patriots currently only have two running backs on the roster and need help desperately. It would be hard to imagine no matter how desperate the team is that the Patriots coaching staff would put up with someone out of shape. It will be hard for Ball to make the roster.
Chris Mortensen, of ESPN, is reporting that the Bears are discussing the possibility of bringing in ex-Bronco RB, Montee Ball. Ball played for John Fox while he was the head coach of Denver.
This may shake things up if the Bears pull the trigger on Ball. Right now rookie, Jeremy Langford is the next man up behind Forte. However, if Ball is signed, he may push Langford for some playing time. As of now, Langford is still the guy to own and target on the waiver wire. Although, since Ball is familiar with the system and coaching staff he could jump in right away. This developing story is one to keep an eye on going forward.
After clearing waivers, it seems the Falcons have some interest in signing former Heisman trophy finalist Montee Ball.
Ball at this point will be just another body filling out the roster. After reaching an injury settlement with Antone Smith, it seems Ball could be signed to compete with UDFA Terron Ward for the third string position. Tevin Coleman and Devonta Freeman owners should not take any stock in Ball nor be too worried. He has been a colossal failure thus far in fantasy circles.
The Broncos announced on Sunday that they have waived RB Montee Ball.
The former second round draft pick saw limited action his rookie year, then was forced to miss the team's final eleven games last year due to a groin injury. After an unimpressive preseason, Ball quickly slipped from second to fourth on the depth chart. The Broncos eventually decided to release him to make room for waiver claims. It's hard to believe a player with such high hopes just two years ago will be out of a job for long.