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Patriots | Jake Ballard looking healthy

New England Patriots TE Jake Ballard (knee) has looked sharp during organized team activities and hasn't been limited after having major knee surgery around 16 months ago. Ballard has shown nice hands and will be a nice blocking asset for the team this year. "I'm doing my best I can to be 100 percent, and I'm doing as much as I can, as much as they're allowing me to do out here," Ballard said. "When I'm out here I feel like I'm putting in good work and getting better."

Fantasy Tip: Rob Gronkowski (forearm, back) has become a major health risk and Aaron Hernandez (shoulder) is coming off a surgery of his own this offseason. If both Gronk and Hernandez are healthy and on the field, Ballard won't see much of a role aside from blocking. However, Gronk and Hernandez have both struggled to stay healthy, so Ballard could be a nice waiver wire addition at some point this season.

2013-05-29 14:01:34 | Source: ESPN.com

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