The Panthers adding a cornerback with starting experience.
Carolina has reached a one-year, $2 million deal with Jacksonville’s Alan Ball, Aaron Wilson of National Football Post reported.
The 29-year-old Ball started all 22 games in which he played for the Jaguars over the last two seasons, defending 17 passes and hauling in three interceptions. A biceps injury ended his 2014 campaign after seven games.
An Illinois product, Ball (6-2, 197) has made 44 regular season starts in a career that has also included stints with Dallas (2007-2011) and Houston (2012). He joins Josh Norman, Bene’ Benwikere and Melvin White among primary options at cornerback for Carolina.
UPDATE: This report proved to be erroneous; Ball left Charlotte without a deal.