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Fri, 30 Aug 2013 18:23:26 -0700
The Denver Broncos waived RB Lance Ball, which means the team will likely keep RB C.J. Anderson (knee) on the 53-man roster even though he will not be available for at least two weeks.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 14:20:57 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball is expected to get significant playing time in the second half of the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17, because of the injuries to RBs Knowshon Moreno (knee) and C.J. Anderson (knee).
Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:36:02 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Jeremiah Johnson is having a fantasy training camp, but he is competing at a very tough position, with the likes of RBs Ronnie Hillman, Montee Ball, Knowshon Moreno, FB Jacob Hester, Lance Ball and even C.J. Anderson ahead of him in the pecking order.
Fantasy Tip: Johnson's preseason performances might not be to make Denver's 53-man roster, but rather to crack a roster with another NFL club. For fantasy purposes, even if he is a preseason superstar, he has a while to go before he is fantasy relevant.
Wed, 08 May 2013 10:33:18 -0700
Denver Broncos RBs Lance Ball, Jeremiah Johnson, Mario Fannin and C.J. Anderson are expected to compete for the No. 4 running back job during offseason workouts and training camp.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 15:18:06 -0700
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball will make $1.323 million in 2013.
Mon, 08 Apr 2013 14:28:07 -0700
Denver Broncos restricted free-agent RB Lance Ball has signed his one-year tender offer. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 15:18:10 -0800
The Denver Broncos have offered restricted free-agent RB Lance Ball, OT Chris Clark and P Britton Colquitt the first-right-of-refusal tender. Each player would receive a one-year deal worth $1.323 million if they signed the tender.
Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:06:35 -0800
The Denver Broncos may offer restricted free-agent RB Lance Ball and OT Chris Clark the original-round tenders this offseason.
Mon, 07 Jan 2013 12:47:08 -0800
The Denver Broncos have employed a next-man-up attitude at running back this year after RB Willis McGahee (knee) went down, and the team has been successful with RB Knowshon Moreno in his absence. Their 114.5 yards rushing per game ranks seventh in the league. RB Ronnie Hillman fumbled early in the team's Week 17 game and was benched for the rest of the game in favor of RBs Lance Ball and Jacob Hester. Denver still managed to run for 172 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in that contest. "If you want to say one thing that's great about this team, it's that nobody's selfish," Ball said. "That's what you need to have a championship team."
Sun, 16 Dec 2012 08:30:57 -0800
The Denver Broncos have declared WR Andre Caldwell, QB Caleb Hanie, OG Chris Kuper, TE Julius Thomas, RB Lance Ball, DL Sealver Siliga, CB Tracy Porter inactive for Week 15.
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 09:11:01 -0800
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said he sees the injury to RB Willis McGahee (knee, leg) as a great opportunity for RB Knowshon Moreno. Moreno will split duties with RBs Ronnie Hillman and Lance Ball. "He hasn't played, but he will be a part of it. It's going to be a three-man committee," Manning said. "Hey, this is the NFL. You are kind of used to where it doesn't matter what year you are or how old you are. If you're on an NFL roster, you're expected to go in there and contribute and do your job."
Thu, 22 Nov 2012 04:27:47 -0800
Denver Broncos RBs Ronnie Hillman, Lance Ball and Knowshon Moreno will replace RB Willis McGahee's (knee, leg) carries during his absence.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 18:09:10 -0800
Denver Broncos team president John Elway said Tuesday, Nov. 20, that RB Knowshon Moreno will be in the mix going forward with RB Willis McGahee (knee) sidelined. RB Ronnie Hillman and RB Lance Ball are also expected to see carries.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012 12:04:14 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman will likely get the first crack at carries after the loss of RB Willis McGahee (knee, leg). However, pass blocking will remain the biggest factor in which running back sees the majority of work with McGahee out. "For a smaller guy, he's pretty feisty in protection," head coach John Fox said about Hillman. "That's the thing that's always hard to learn for a rookie." RBs Lance Ball and Knowshon Moreno could also be mixed in. Moreno has been inactive for the last eight games but hasn't been injured.
Mon, 19 Nov 2012 05:52:53 -0800
Updating a previous item, Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee (knee) does not believe the knee injury he suffered in Week 11 is serious, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. McGahee is scheduled to have an MRI Monday, Nov. 19. If McGahee can't play, he'd likely be replaced by RB Ronnie Hillman in the lineup. The backup would be RB Lance Ball.
Sun, 18 Nov 2012 21:51:08 -0800
Denver Broncos RBs Lance Ball and Ronnie Hillman saw plenty of touches in Week 11 against the San Diego Chargers with RB Willis McGahee (knee) leaving with an injury. Ball carried six times for 35 yards, while added three catches and 21 yards. He also lost a fumble. The rookie Hillman had 12 totes for 43 yards, and he added two receptions for 16 yards.
Fantasy Tip: If McGahee is forced to miss time, it is likely Ball and Hillman will each see increased touches, making both worth a look as a 'flex' play heading into Week 12.
Sat, 13 Oct 2012 19:26:22 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball (ankle) was able to practice in full Saturday, Oct. 13, and he is considered probable for Week 6 against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Oct. 15.
Fri, 12 Oct 2012 14:40:36 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball (ankle), LB Keith Brooking (concussion), FB Chris Gronkowski (thigh), CB Chris X. Harris (ankle), G Chris Kuper (forearm), and WR Matt Willis (undisclosed) fully participated in practice Friday, Oct. 12.
Sun, 30 Sep 2012 19:45:15 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball carried six times for 10 yards in the Week 4 game against the Oakland Raiders, and he added a 14-yard touchdown on his only catch of the game.
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 20:41:53 -0700
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball (ribs) suffered bruised ribs in the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26, against the San Francisco 49ers.
Mon, 27 Aug 2012 04:04:06 -0700
The Denver Broncos mixed up their offensive looks during their preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26, throwing up some no-huddle with four-wide receiver sets. RB Lance Ball lined up out wide to run routes like a receiver in the formation.
Sun, 26 Aug 2012 20:10:28 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball (rib) left the preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26, against the San Francisco 49ers due to a rib injury.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:01:02 -0700
Denver Broncos rookie RB Ronnie Hillman has seen action in training camp on passing-downs. He has shown the necessary speed during practice to quickly get to the corner. Hillman's snaps have come in rotation with RBs Lance Ball and Jeremiah Johnson, which follows starting RB Willis McGahee in drills. Hillman projects to be the team's change-of-pace back behind McGahee.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:59:45 -0700
Denver Broncos RBs Knowshon Moreno (knee), Lance Ball, Jeremiah Johnson, Xavier Omon and Mario Fannin could be fighting for one final roster spot amongst running backs if rookie RB Ronnie Hillman lands the No. 2 running back role behind RB Willis McGahee.
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 10:05:04 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball has been given plenty of reps with the first-string offense during the first five days of training camp.
Sun, 18 Dec 2011 19:23:56 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball carried 11 times for 64 yards and a touchdown in Week 15 against the New England Patriots, getting more playing time with RB Willis McGahee (leg) in and out of the lineup due to injury. Ball also had two receptions for 41 yards, but he lost a key fumble, too.
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:38:37 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball had five carries for 18 yards, and he added two catches for 26 yards, in the Week 11 win against the New York Jets Thursday, Nov. 17. Ball was actually more efficient than starter RB Willis McGahee (hamstring), who averaged just 1.5 yards per carry on 12 rushes.
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 16:36:16 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee (hamstring) is active for the Week 11 game Thursday, Nov. 17, against the New York Jets. RB Lance Ball will serve as the primary backup.
Tue, 15 Nov 2011 12:31:19 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee (hamstring) went through warmups and stretching Tuesday, Nov. 15, but didn't take part in individual drills in practice open to the media, and he is questionable to play in the team's Week 11 game versus the New York Jets Thursday, Nov. 17. RB Lance Ball will start if McGahee can't play.
Sun, 13 Nov 2011 14:49:29 -0800
Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball rushed for 96 yards on 30 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 10. Ball received most of the carries because of injuries to RBs Willis McGahee (hamstring) and Knowshon Moreno (knee).
Sun, 30 Oct 2011 17:04:08 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball rushed six times for 63 yards in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions, and he added a four-yard reception. Ball also lost one fumble.
Sat, 29 Oct 2011 18:07:45 -0700
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RBs Knowshon Moreno and Lance Ball are expected to share carries in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions with RB Willis McGahee (hand) sidelined.
Sat, 29 Oct 2011 12:16:40 -0700
The Denver Broncos are expected to go into Week 8 with only RBs Knowshon Moreno and Lance Ball as the running backs.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:54:29 -0700
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee (finger) will undergo surgery on the fourth metacarpal of his index finger later this week.
The team could use RBs Knowshon Moreno and Lance Ball to split the carries, but head coach John Fox indicated that Moreno might not be 100 percent healthy yet.
Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:36:25 -0700
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said RB Willis McGahee (hand) underwent surgery on a fractured fourth metacarpal in his right hand Monday, Oct. 24, and he will not be available for the team's Week 8 game versus the Detroit Lions. It's also unlikely that he'll be ready for Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders. RBs Knowshon Moreno and Lance Ball are expected to share the workload with McGahee out.
Fantasy Tip: Moreno, who had been demoted to No. 2 behind McGahee, should be your first target. He'll be more valuable in point-per-reception leagues. Denver still remains a run-first offense under John Fox, especially given Tim Tebow's deficiencies as a passer.
Mon, 12 Sep 2011 23:17:51 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball scored on his only touch in Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders, posting a nine-yard touchdown reception.
Wed, 10 Nov 2010 10:41:03 -0800
The Denver Broncos have signed practice squad RB Lance Ball to their active roster, reports Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Thu, 02 Sep 2010 12:57:45 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball has earned a roster spot with the team through steadiness of running and blocking, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post. However, he is considered a stopgap until RBs Knowshon Moreno (hamstring), Correll Buckhalter (neck, back) and LenDale White (suspension) are ready to go.
Mon, 30 Aug 2010 04:02:29 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Justin Fargas could be in jeopardy of being released with the emergence of RB Lance Ball this preseason, according to CBSSports.com.
Sun, 29 Aug 2010 19:14:58 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball had 10 carries for 75 yards during the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 29, reports The Associated Press.
Thu, 19 Aug 2010 22:33:07 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball continues to work with the first-team offense due to injuries at the running back position, reports Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post. RB Justin Fargas could be pushing him for that spot, though, as he has impressed with strong running between the tackles.
Fri, 13 Aug 2010 23:28:31 -0700
Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball is expected to start at tailback Sunday, Aug. 15, due to injuries at the running back position, reports Jeff Legwold, of The Denver Post.
Sun, 01 Aug 2010 13:35:56 -0700
With Denver Broncos RBs Knowshon Moreno (hamstring) and Correll Buckhalter (back) banged up, the Broncos will need to take a further look at RBs Bruce Hall, Lance Ball, Kolby Smith and Toney Baker during training camp, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.
Mon, 04 Jan 2010 16:31:06 -0800
The Denver Broncos announced they have re-signed free agents RB Lance Ball, TE Marquez Branson, OG Mitch Erickson and LB Braxton Kelley to future contracts.
Wed, 28 Oct 2009 11:21:09 -0700
Paul Kuharsky, of ESPN.com, reports the Tennessee Titans have released RB Lance Ball from their practice squad.
Sat, 05 Sep 2009 18:16:47 -0700
The Indianapolis Colts have waived RB Lance Ball, WR Sam Giguere, DT John Gill, DT Adrian Grady, RB Mike Hart, DE Marcus Howard, DB Dante Hughes, C Steve Justice, WR John Matthews, WR Brett McDermott, RB Walter Mendenhall, OG Tom Pestock, WR Taj Smith, DT Terrance Taylor, OT Jaimie Thomas, DE Josh Thomas and OT Michael Toudouze. DB Nick Graham (undisclosed), DB Travis Key (undisclosed) and TE Jamie Petrowski (undisclosed) were waived injured.
Tue, 17 Mar 2009 10:00:55 -0700
The Indianapolis Colts have announced they have re-signed exclusive rights free-agent RB Lance Ball. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Tue, 30 Sep 2008 17:05:43 -0700
USAToday.com reports the St. Louis Rams have released RB Lance Ball from their practice squad.
Mon, 01 Sep 2008 10:39:19 -0700
The St. Louis Rams announced Monday, Sept. 1, that they have signed free-agent DL C.J. Ah You (Rams), RB Lance Ball (Rams), OL Dustin Fry (Rams), LB Marc Magro (Rams), WR Derek Stanley (Rams), CB Darius Vinnett (Rams) and FB Russ Weil (Rams) to the team's practice squad.
Sat, 30 Aug 2008 19:05:46 -0700
Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports the St. Louis Rams have released WR Derek Stanley, OL Dustin Fry, CB Darius Vinnett, WR Brandon Williams, OT Mark LeVoir, WR Reche Caldwell, CB David Macklin, DE C.J. Ah You, RB Lance Ball, LB Marc Magro, FB Russ Weil, OT Julius Wilson.