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Wed, 30 Jan 2013 21:52:45 -0800
Minnesota Vikings DLs Christian Ballard and Fred Evans are in line for expanded roles, although there is some question whether Evans' conditioning is good enough for more playing time.
Tue, 07 Aug 2012 20:13:27 -0700
Minnesota Vikings DL Christian Ballard (hamstring) was held out of practice Tuesday, Aug. 7, due to tightness in his hamstring. Head coach Leslie Frazier said the move was precautionary, and the team hopes to have him back by Friday, Aug. 10.
Sun, 25 Mar 2012 17:13:47 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings expect DL Christian Ballard to take a big step forward in 2012. General manager Rick Spielman said Sunday, March 25, that Ballard is "going to be a heck of a player and continues to make a jump."
Fri, 03 Feb 2012 18:23:41 -0800
While Minnesota Vikings DL Jared Allen is a defensive player of the year candidate, and Brian Robison and Kevin Williams held their own, the team struggled up front. DLs Everson Griffen, Letroy Guion, Remi Ayodele, Fred Evans and Christian Ballard all struggled in 2011. Ballard saw time at multiple spots, and might need to focus on one position. Ayodele and Evans figure to return, but they might have plenty of competition in training camp.
Fri, 25 Nov 2011 12:43:57 -0800
Minnesota Vikings LB Erin Henderson (hamstring), QB Christian Ponder (knee), DL Christian Ballard (hamstring), OT Charlie Johnson (Achilles') and S Jamarca Sanford (shoulder) practiced in full Friday, Nov. 25, and are listed as probable for Week 12.
Thu, 24 Nov 2011 19:15:29 -0800
Minnesota Vikings DL Christian Ballard (hamstring), OT Charlie Johnson (Achilles') and SS Jamarca Sanford (shoulder) were able to practice in full Thursday, Nov. 24.
Wed, 23 Nov 2011 15:42:15 -0800
Minnesota Vikings DL Christian Ballard (hamstring), OT Charlie Johnson (Achilles') and S Jamarca Sanford (shoulder) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 23.
Mon, 14 Nov 2011 21:22:04 -0800
Minnesota Vikings DL Christian Ballard started at nose tackle in place of DL Remi Ayodele in the Week 10 game against the Green Bay Packers Monday, Nov. 14.
Sun, 31 Jul 2011 11:25:43 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings have signed DT Christian Ballard, CB Brandon Burton, OT DeMarcus Love, CB Mistral Raymond, C Brandon Fusco, LB Ross Homan, DE D'Aundre Reed and WR Stephen Burton to undisclosed deals.
Sun, 01 May 2011 12:35:30 -0700
Minnesota Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman said the team will initially use DL Christian Ballard at defensive tackle and will eventually will move him to defensive end.
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