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Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:13:22 -0700
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team does not expect DE Christian Ballard to return to the team this season. Ballard left training camp around two weeks ago because of personal reasons.
Tue, 03 Sep 2013 10:59:27 -0700
Minnesota Vikings DT Sharrif Floyd might be thrust into the starting role if DT Kevin Williams (knee) isn't ready to return. DT Christian Ballard is on the reserve/left squad list and DT Letroy Guion could go back to the three-technique position on the defensive line. DT Chase Baker hasn't played in an NFL game. The team is unlikely to rush Williams back.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 06:28:58 -0700
Minnesota Vikings DT Christian Ballard was placed on the active-left squad list for personal reasons.
Sun, 18 Aug 2013 16:53:04 -0700
The Minnesota Vikings have placed DE Christian Ballard on the Reserve/Left Squad list. Ballard has been away from the team for eight days to take care of a personal issue.
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.
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