Ball, 24, was entering the third year of his four-year, $3.53 million rookie contract that included a $964,896 signing bonus when he was cut loose a few months ago.
It was 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 they preferred their other options at running back.
Since becoming available, Ball has worked out for the Patriots and reportedly had some interest from the Bears.
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.