- According to Briggs, the Bears also tried out RB Alonzo Harris, WR Chris Harper, DL Davon Coleman, Euclid Cimmings and Keith Browner.
Ballard, 25, is in the final year of his four-year, $2.24 million rookie contract that included a $144,560 signing bonus. He’ll make a base salary of $660,000 this season.
The Colts wound up cutting him loose a few weeks into the season. He recently tried out for the Saints, but wasn’t signed to a contract.
Ballard has missed all but one game over the past two years, so there is obviously some serious question about his future in the NFL.