Report: Alan Ball meeting with Panthers

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As it turns out, reports of cornerback Alan Ball reaching a deal with the Panthers are premature.

According to Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer, Ball will meet with Carolina on Thursday, and a contract offer is quite possible, but it has not yet been executed.

The 29-year-old Ball has been a starter for Jacksonville the last two seasons, knocking away 17 passes and recording three interceptions. He is one of the top cornerbacks remaining in free agency.