Christian Ballard news, rumors and stats

Christian Ballard

Minnesota Vikings
Defensive Line

Ht: 6.3 | Wt: 283

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Week By Week

YearTmGTacklesAssistsDef SacksInterceptInt TDFum RecFum TD
2011MIN161050.000000
2012MIN161461.000000
Average:12610000
Total:241110000

Vikings | Not expecting Christian Ballard back

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal

Vikings | Sharrif Floyd might start

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Ben Goessling

Vikings | Christian Ballard leaves team

Mon, 19 Aug 2013 06:28:58 -0700

Minnesota Vikings DT Christian Ballard was placed on the active-left squad list for personal reasons.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Andrew Krammer

Vikings | Christian Ballard placed on Left Squad list

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune - Mark Craig

Vikings | Two in line for expanded roles

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Tom Pelissero

Vikings | Christian Ballard dealing with tight hamstring

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Tom Pelissero

Vikings | Christian Ballard expected to step up

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."

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Vikings | Several DL struggled in 2011

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.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: 1500ESPN.com - Tom Pelissero

Vikings | Five probable

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.

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Vikings | Three practice in full

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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