- Jason La Canfora mentions that there is a “lot of chatter” regarding Ball’s availability right now.
- According to Charean Williams, the Cowboys could have interest in Ball if he’s released, but they aren’t trading for him.
Additionally, Calvin Watkins has spoken to a Cowboys’ source who said that there have been no trade talks involving Ball.
It’s become clear that Ball has fallen out of favor in Denver, which was evident from the fact that he was playing quite a bit in the team’s final preseason game.
Dallas has said that they plan to keep their options open at running back, which includes trading for someone. However, it seems unlikely that they would be willing to offer much in terms of compensation at this point in the year.
Ball, 24, is entering the third year of his four-year, $3.53 million rookie contract that included a $964,896 signing bonus. He stands to make base salaries of $594,938 and $752,407 over the next two years.
According to OverTheCap.com, trading Ball would free up $495,060 in cap space while creating $449,756 in dead money.
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.
We’ll have more regarding a potential trade involving Ball as the news is available.