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Jake Ballard retires: Ex-Giants tight end calls it a career

Jake Ballard retires: Ex-Giants tight end calls it a career

Former Giants tight end retires from football Former New York Giants tight end Jake Ballard, who had been in training camp with the Arizona Cardinals, announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday. Here is part of Ballard's statement, released via Pro Football Talk. "Yesterday I made the difficult decision to retire from the game of football," Ballard said in a statement.  "I love this game and have put my heart and soul into it for as long as I can remember. After sustaining a serious knee injury while playing for the New York Giants in the Super Bowl, my body never felt the same....
Revenge Of The Birds Aug 6, 2014

Arizona Cardinals tight end Jake Ballard announces retirement

It makes the tight end fight a little more interesting. There was a surprise on Wednesday when Pro Football Talk reported that Arizona Cardinals tight end Jake Ballard made the decision to retire from the the NFL. The decision comes just a day after he missed practice with a sore knee. Ballard signed with the Cardinals late last season after finally recovering from a torn ACL he suffered. Here is what Ballard said in a statement: "Yesterday I made the difficult decision to retire from the game of football," Ballard said in a statement. "I love this game and have put my heart and soul...
Arizona Republic Aug 6, 2014
Arizona Cardinals tight end Jake Ballard retires

Arizona Cardinals tight end Jake Ballard retires

Ballard says his body never recovered from surgery         
Newsday Aug 6, 2014

Ex-Giant Jake Ballard retires from the NFL

Jake Ballard, the former Giants tight end who tore his ACL in Super Bowl XLVI, announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday, saying he was never able to return to form after that knee injury.
Newark Star-Ledger Aug 6, 2014
Former Giants tight end Jake Ballard, injured in Super Bowl victory, finally calls it quits

Former Giants tight end Jake Ballard, injured in Super Bowl victory, finally calls it quits

After tearing his ACL against the Patriots, he was never the same
Rotoworld Aug 6, 2014

Cards TE Jake Ballard announces retirement - Jake Ballard (TE) Arizona Cardinals

Cardinals TE Jake Ballard has retired from the NFL after 3 seasons.
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Cardinals | Jake Ballard moved to Reserve/Retired list

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