Jake Ballard

Jake Ballard is attended to by the training staff during the game against the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Former Giants TE Jake Ballard Announces Retirement From NFL

In a statement on Wednesday, Ballard traced his decision to the severe knee injury he sustained playing for the New York Giants in the 2012 Super Bowl.


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For First Time In 3 Seasons, Manning Isn’t Searching For Tight Ends At Camp

The free-agent signing of Brandon Myers has given the New York Giants their first legitimate pass-catching tight end since Kevin Boss. The emergence of second-year pro Adrien Robinson in camp seemingly has increased the number to two.


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Palladino: Jets Got Better With Aaron Hernandez Arrest

It’s sad that it had to come in such a macabre manner, but it’s a fact. Just like it’s a fact that people are drawn to the possessions of the infamous.


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Tom Coughlin Demands Giant Improvement

Tom Coughlin wasn’t pleased with the Giants’ play in their preseason loss and is demanding improvement.


Tight end Martellus Bennett during his time with the Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Martellus Bennett Trying To Fill Giants’ Tight End Void

Former Dallas Cowboys’ tight end Martellus Bennett could become a weapon in his first year with the New York Giants.


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Giants Tight End Martellus Bennett: ‘I Kind Of Hate Everybody In The NFL’

New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett expressed his true feelings towards his former team and the NFC East-rival Dallas Cowboys on Thursday morning on the team’s reporting day.


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Dottino: Ballard Claim Puts Giants In Tight Spot

The Patriots’ claiming of injured tight end Jake Ballard sent a ripple through the Giants’ complex that will be felt at least until the team proves it has a quality replacement.


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Coughlin ‘Discouraged, Disappointed’ After Losing Ballard To Patriots

Ballard, 24, spent two seasons with the Giants after being signed as a rookie free agent out of Ohio State in 2010. He was released Monday after he failed a physical.


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Giants Cut Jake Ballard, Re-Sign Rocky Bernard

The New York Giants have waived tight end Jake Ballard after he failed a physical exam.


Co-Owner Steve Tisch and Senior Vice President and General Manager Jerry Reese of the New York Giants celebrate after defeating the New England Patriots 21-17 during Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Giants’ Super Bowl Defense Strengthened Through Draft

The Giants have strengthened their Super Bowl title defense through a strong 2012 NFL draft.


Jerry Reese (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Palladino: Big Blue Will Make The Most Out Of The 32nd Pick

Whatever happens next Thursday, the Giants’ brain trust will have about five hours to ponder their move. It needs to be a good one, even at No. 32.


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Giants’ Ballard Undergoes Microfracture Surgery, Could Miss Season

The news on Giants tight end Jake Ballard just went from bad to worse.


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Jerry Reese: Giants In ‘Early Stages’ Of Player Evaluations

With 20 players set to become unrestricted free agents and Victor Cruz saying he wants more money, the Giants have some big decisions to make.


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Giants Tight End Jake Ballard Diagnosed With Torn ACL

An MRI discovered Ballard’s injury, and with the help of crutches, he was able to participate in Tuesday’s parade and ceremonies.


Super Bowl XLII

Is Eli Manning Elite?

Despite the substantial turnover in lineups for this Super Bowl, the quarterbacks for both teams remain the same. I’ll rephrase. The quarterbacks are the same, yet, Eli Manning is in no way the same quarterback.