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Texans sign defensive back Alan Ball, too

Alan Ball Pic Getty Images

The Texans agreed to a deal with running back Justin Forsett earlier on Saturday, and John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team has a new defensive back, too.

Per McClain, it’s former Cowboys cornerback and safety Alan Ball. Ball is 27 years old. He has three interceptions over the past two seasons, making 18 starts in Dallas.

Ball is familiar with Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ scheme because Phillips is the old Cowboys head coach. That system knowledge could give Ball a realistic chance at making the Texans’ final 53.

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9 Responses to “Texans sign defensive back Alan Ball, too”
  1. dirtybird28 says: Jun 2, 2012 4:34 PM

    He’ll do what it takes to get on the field and be a member of the team and is great for depth. Good pick up.

  2. ppc50 says: Jun 2, 2012 7:05 PM

    Ball will not be missed in Dallas, at least on the field. He was constantly abused in the defensive backfield and simply can’t cover.

  3. dalucks says: Jun 2, 2012 7:11 PM

    As a Texans fan, I hope they sign another former Cowboy. The Texans need help at wide receiver and they should sign Terrell Owens.

  4. footballfanatic1906 says: Jun 2, 2012 7:24 PM

    dirtybird28 says:
    Jun 2, 2012 4:34 PM
    He’ll do what it takes to get on the field and be a member of the team and is great for depth. Good pick up.

     Sure will and when he gets on the field he will get thoroughly toasted just like he did all last season. Lol

  5. tonyromoisterrible says: Jun 2, 2012 8:34 PM

    Way to show a picture of him being beaten for a touchdown. Couldn’t find anything else?

  6. kingcarlbanks says: Jun 2, 2012 9:20 PM

    Did anybody watch film on this guy before giving him money? I swore every Quarterback he faced would giggle like a school girl when they saw him across the line of scrimmage.

  7. jcg23 says: Jun 3, 2012 5:05 AM

    Everyone I know that watched him as a Dallas Cowboy player called him, “Third and Ball” Because no matter how far back the QB had been sacked or fumbled and recovered on. If Alan freaking Ball was on the field it was a completion for a 1st down.

    EVERY TIME

  8. cowboyscanada says: Jun 3, 2012 11:23 AM

    Good luck Ball! He gave the cowboys everything he had. Hope he gets better and does well!

  9. 22dallas22 says: Jun 3, 2012 1:39 PM

    @tonyromo…no matter the game, the photo will always be the same…giving up a touchdown.

    Could not stand this guy and thankful he is finally gone…

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