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Vick Ballard | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/16/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 224
College: Mississippi State
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Colts released RB Vick Ballard with an injury settlement.
Ballard ended up spending one week on I.R. for the Colts. Now 25, injuries have limited the 2012 fifth-rounder to just one appearance since his rookie season. It's mind boggling he hung around as long as he did in Indianapolis. It could be a while before Ballard gets a second chance. Sep 22 - 4:23 PM

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Colts waived/injured RB Vick Ballard.

Limited to one appearance since 2012 by ACL and Achilles' injuries, Ballard missed the vast majority of the summer with a hamstring issue. It was simply never going to happen for the 25-year-old back in Indianapolis. He'll be released off injured reserve with a settlement once he's deemed healthy, at least by his standards.
Sep 15 - 5:20 PM

Vick Ballard (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 1.

Josh Robinson will be Frank Gore's top backup against the Bills.
Sep 11 - 1:39 PM

Colts RB Vick Ballard (hamstring) missed practice again on Thursday.

He is unlikely to play on Sunday. Rookie Josh Robinson will serve as Frank Gore's No. 2.
Sep 10 - 12:05 PM

Vick Ballard (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Ballard suffered a setback with his hamstring in the preseason finale. His status for Sunday’s game is in doubt. Josh Robinson will back up Frank Gore, with Tyler Varga likely serving as the No. 3 back.
Sep 9 - 4:31 PM

Colts RB Vick Ballard was forced from Thursday's preseason finale after aggravating his hamstring injury.

Ballard is simply never going to stay healthy at the NFL level. The fourth-year back should be waived/injured in the next 48 hours.
Sep 3 - 8:25 PM

Colts RB Vick Ballard is dealing with another hamstring injury.

Ballard suffered the injury on Thursday. It's "different" than the hamstring issue he dealt with earlier in camp. At this point, the injury-prone back is likely headed to injured reserve, and will eventually be released with a settlement.
Aug 30 - 12:24 AM

Colts RB Vick Ballard will not play in the team's third preseason game.

Sidelined for almost two years by ACL and Achilles injuries, Ballard got his first action of the preseason last week. It is unclear why he is being held out, but he may have suffered a setback. Already a longshot for a roster spot, missing this game probably seals Ballard's fate.
Aug 29 - 6:51 PM

Colts RB Vick Ballard rushed twice for four yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Bears.

It was the injury-prone Ballard's first appearance of any kind since Week 1, 2013. With the Colts' running back corps deeper than it's been in recent seasons, Ballard appears to be a 53-man roster long shot.
Aug 22 - 11:16 PM

Vick Ballard (hamstring) is expected to play in Saturday’s preseason game.

It’s Ballard's first appearance in almost two years after consecutive ACL and Achilles injuries. Ballard saw his most extensive action of training camp this week and should be close to 100 percent. He reportedly spelled Frank Gore with the first team. Ballard needs to prove he can stay healthy to secure a roster spot.
Aug 22 - 3:38 PM

ESPN Colts reporter Mike Wells no longer projects Vick Ballard to make the 53-man roster.

Injuries have limited Ballard to one appearance since his rookie year of 2012, while he missed Sunday's preseason opener with a hamstring issue. Ballard is still only 25, but he hasn't given Indy much reason to keep him around. He's a nonentity in Dynasty leagues.
Aug 18 - 2:29 PM

Vick Ballard missed his third straight practice with a hamstring injury.

Ballard is day to day, but the missed time is a concern coming off his 2014 torn Achilles. FOX 59’s Mike Chappell and ESPN’s Mike Wells both project Ballard to make the 53-man roster.
Aug 7 - 6:28 PM

Colts RB Vick Ballard (Achilles') avoided active/PUP to open camp.

So he's no longer a candidate to open the season on reserve/PUP. Ballard will be on the roster bubble, competing for a spot with Zurlon Tipton and sixth-round pick Josh Robinson behind Frank Gore and Dan Herron.
Aug 2 - 10:34 AM

Colts RB Vick Ballard (Achilles') is a candidate to open the season on reserve/PUP.

The reserve/PUP costs players the first six games. This could be a means of the Colts "stashing" Ballard without committing a 53-man roster spot to him. Ballard is a depth piece behind Frank Gore, Dan Herron, and rookie Josh Robinson.
Jun 12 - 3:00 PM

When asked about his chances heading into training camp, Vick Ballard said "this could be it for me."

Ballard realizes his NFL career, or at least his time in Indianapolis, could be over soon if he doesn't play with a sense of urgency. ACL and Achilles injuries have limited Ballard to one game over the last two seasons. Now he finds himself a distant third on the team's running back depth chart behind Frank Gore and Dan Herron. Even when healthy, Ballard was a plodder with mediocre athleticism. It's fair to wonder how much he has left in the tank after his two surgeries.
May 17 - 9:11 AM

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