We reported earlier that Patriots tight end Jake Ballard has had some knee problems lately.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen via Evan Silva, there’s a chance Ballard won’t make the Patriots final roster.
On NFL Insiders, Chris Mortensen on #Patriots TE Jake Ballard: "He's struggled so much there's now a question whether he'll make the roster"
— Evan Silva (@evansilva) August 5, 2013
This isn’t a shock. Ballard is a good tight end, but there’s a reason the Giants were willing to risk losing him last season when they released him in an attempt to place him on injured reserve. Microfracture surgery is extremely difficult to come back from.