There was talk that Ball could be dealt before Saturday’s deadline to get down to 53 players, but reports later said that he was being retained. However, the Broncos still elected to part ways with the former second-round selection on Sunday.
The Texans and Browns could both use some help at running back, so we’ll have to see if either of them show interest in bringing him in for a workout.
Ball, 24, was entering the third year of his four-year, $3.53 million rookie contract that included a $964,896 signing bonus.
It’s been surprising to see how much Ball has struggled since entering the NFL. He’s dealt with a number of injuries and wound up falling down the Broncos’ depth chart to the point where it was clear that he wasn’t among their top-three options.
In 2014, Ball was limited to appearing in just five games and rushing for 172 yards on 55 carries (3.1 YPC) to go along with nine receptions for 62 yards receiving and one total touchdown for the Broncos.