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English football remembers Howard Kendall, after death of the man who lifted Everton

Goodison Park said goodbye to one of its most favorite and certainly most successful sons with the passing of former player and manager Howard Kendall. Flags flew at half-mast, video tributes were played, players from both Everton and opponents Manchester United wore black armbands and there was a pre-match period of appreciation for the 69-year-old, who died suddenly overnight...
Via World Soccer Talk
October 17, 2015  |  Discuss

CB Alan Ball pushing for starting spot in defensive backfield

Chicago Bears cornerback Alan Ball fits the prototype for the new age defensive back, tall and lengthy with a physical nature, and now that he is 100% healthy, he been making a move for a starting spot. Ball, 6'2, has the size the team needs in order to play more man coverage and his experience (22 starts and three interceptions the last two seasons with the Jaguars) is pushing...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Alan Ball is picking up steam in Bears' cornerback competition

Cornerback Alan Ball has overcome injuries and is now pushing for playing time in the Chicago Bears' secondary. Head coach John Fox has taken note of the progress Ball has made since the start of the summer."Much like some of our defensive backs in the offseason, we got them better, they had offseason surgeries," Fox said, per ESPN's Jeff Dickerson. "He was one of them. So he didn...
Via Fox Sports
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

How Does Alan Ball Factor into the Bears' Plans?

Contrary to last offseason, the Chicago Bears have not made any blockbuster signings this year. It goes with GM Ryan Pace’s philosophy of having 53 capable players and that was once again proven last week when Pace and the Bears signed cornerback Alan Ball.Ball is a big corner, standing at 6’2” and weighing in around 200 pounds. He’s been in the league for seven years and...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Charles Johnson calls out Alan Ball for not signing with the Carolina Panthers

A couple of weeks ago we passed along a report that said free agent cornerback Alan Ball was signing with the Carolina Panthers. As it turns out those reports were premature and yesterday Ball wound up signing with the Chicago Bears. The decision was a confusing one on a number of fronts and a lot of Panthers fans are not too happy about it, and they’re not the only ones… AROUND...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Bears sign former Jags CB Ball

Continuing to shore up personnel deficiencies on the defensive side of the ball, the Chicago Bears inked veteran CB Alan Ball to a one-year deal. Ball, a University of Illinois product, adds depth to a depleted CB unit. Ball isn’t a long-term option, but the eight-year pro gives the Bears some stability and experience at an important position.  He made [...]
Via Bears Claws
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears announce signing one of the best cornerbacks on the market

Last week it looked like Alan Ball was on the verge of signing with the Carolina Panthers. As it turns out, those reports were premature and no deal ever got done. That’s good news for the Chicago Bears because today they snagged him… AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five things that will happen as March comes to a close First and 10: Ten teams that would be great on Hard Knocks...
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March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaguars place cornerback Alan Ball on injured reserve

The Jacksonville Jaguars placed cornerback Alan Ball on injured reserve Wednesday with a biceps injury, meaning their starting defensive backfield for the rest of the season will likely consist entirely of second-year players. Ball, a seventh-year pro who the Jaguars signed to a two-year contract as an unrestricted free agent in March 2013, suffered the injury during their 24-6 victory...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars activate CB Alan Ball from PUP list

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have activated cornerback Alan Ball from the physically unable to perform list. Ball returned to practice Monday in a limited role. He missed the first week-plus of training camp with an ankle injury sustained during minicamp in June. Ball says he "hadn't put full pads on since the end of last year, but getting the feel of everything...
Via Fox Sports Florida
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaguars get different feel for training camp with practice at high school

ST. JOHNS, Fla. -- This was as close as the Jacksonville Jaguars will get to Monday night football this season. In a break from their usual training camp routine, the Jaguars practiced for two hours and 15 minutes at Bartram Trail High School, which was where the New England Patriots held workouts when the Super Bowl was played in Jacksonville in 2005. More than 3,300 fans came out...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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