Patriots | Jake Ballard ready to compete
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:30:27 -0700
New England Patriots TE Jake Ballard (knee) is making his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, and he reportedly looking "rigid" during organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp.
Ballard has plenty of time to loosen up before the regular season, and he showed some glimpses of brilliance pre-injury during his days with the New York Giants. With Rob Gronkowski (back) making his way back from surgery, and Aaron Hernandez gone, Ballard has a chance to step up. He could re-emerge as a low-end TE1 in fantasy leagues at some point, but don't get too carried away early on.
Source: The Boston Globe - Zuri Berry