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Saints sign former Colts running back Vick Ballard to futures contract

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 23:  Running back Vick Ballard #33of the Indianapolis Colts rushes up field against defensive back Tysyn Hartman #31 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the second half on December 23, 2012 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  Indianapolis defeated Kansas City 20-13.  (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images) Getty Images

The New Orleans Saints are giving former Indianapolis Colts running back Vick Ballard another chance after injuries have derailed each of his last three seasons.

According to Nick Underhill of the New Orleans Advocate, the Saints are signing Ballard to a futures contract for 2016.

Ballard posted 966 yards from scrimmage as a rookie for the Colts in 2012. But after a promising rookie year, Ballard has appeared in just one regular season game since. A torn ACL and torn Achilles wiped out his next two seasons. He landed on injured reserve again in 2015 before the Colts released him with an injury settlement.

If Ballard can stay healthy, he might be a nice under the radar addition for the Saints.

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4 Responses to “Saints sign former Colts running back Vick Ballard to futures contract”
  1. blackball407 says: Feb 3, 2016 7:06 PM

    Pulling for Ballard. He is a good player that just hasn’t been able to stay healthy.

  2. davefromtheburgh says: Feb 3, 2016 7:58 PM

    How is a futures contract different from just a contract? I mean, doesn’t he just have a contract for the upcoming season?

  3. xbam says: Feb 3, 2016 10:50 PM

    no way he makes the team…

  4. bountyboy says: Feb 4, 2016 12:41 PM

    Injured goods not likely to work out.
    Not everybody is a Hightower

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