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  Titans | Dave Ball may have to retire     Mon Jan 7, 01:47 PM

Tennessee Titans impending free-agent DL Dave Ball said he may have to have to retire because he does not think he will receive any interest from other teams after missing most of the last two seasons because of concussions.

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  Titans | Dave Ball placed on IR    Fri Aug 31, 05:58 PM

The Tennessee Titans have placed DE Dave Ball (concussion) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2012 season.

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  Titans | Decision coming soon on Dave Ball    Sun Aug 26, 10:31 PM

The Tennessee Titans are still trying to decide on what to do with DE Dave Ball (concussion). He has not practiced or played since early August due to a concussion, and he is very unlikely to play in the preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 30, against the New Orleans Saints. The team might waive him with an injury settlement; put him on Injured Reserve; or hold a place for him on the roster in hopes that he re-gains his health soon.

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  Titans | Dave Ball making progress    Fri Aug 24, 07:35 PM

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said DE Dave Ball (concussion) will not play in the preseason finale but is making progress from his concussion.

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  Titans | Jordan Babineaux returns    Tue Aug 21, 08:06 PM

Tennessee Titans S Jordan Babineaux (shoulder) returned to practice Tuesday, Aug. 21, but he'll be a game-time decision against the Arizona Cardinals in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23. DE Dave Ball (concussion) is not close to returning.

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  Titans | Two won't practice, play    Sat Aug 18, 10:15 PM

Tennessee Titans DE Dave Ball (concussion) and CB Terrence Wheatley (hamstring) will not practice this week or play in the next preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, against the Arizona Cardinals, according to head coach Mike Munchak.

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  Titans | Dave Ball misses practice    Mon Aug 13, 04:51 PM

Tennessee Titans DE Dave Ball (concussion) missed practice Monday, Aug. 13.

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  Titans | Dave Ball dealing with concussion symptoms    Sun Aug 5, 05:20 PM

Tennessee Titans DE Dave Ball (head) is not participating in practice Sunday, Aug. 5, because he is dealing with concussion symptoms.

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  Titans | Dave Ball excused from practice    Sat Aug 4, 10:24 PM

Tennessee Titans DL Dave Ball (personal) was excused from practice Saturday, Aug. 4, due to personal reasons.

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  Titans | Will look to cut down on Dave Ball's snaps    Sat Apr 14, 12:04 PM

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak has told DE Dave Ball the team would like to cut down on his snaps this season because they believe Ball would be more effective with less snaps. Ball played around 50 snaps per game in 2011 but Munchak would like to cut that down to 30 to 35 snaps per game.

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  Titans | Dave Ball contract update    Thu Apr 12, 04:42 PM

Updating a previous report, the Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with free-agent DE Dave Ball (Titans) on a one-year deal worth around $1.2 million.

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  Titans | Dave Ball agreed to terms    Thu Apr 12, 03:56 PM

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with free-agent DE Dave Ball (Titans) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: Ball considered retirement last year due to concussion problems and that likely led to the weak market for his services in free agency. He'll fill in as a situational pass rusher for the Titans.

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  Titans | Talking with Dave Ball    Sat Apr 7, 01:45 PM

The Tennessee Titans are having contract negotiations with free-agent DE Dave Ball (Titans).

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  Titans | Expected to work on deal with Dave Ball    Mon Apr 2, 06:45 PM

The Tennessee Titans are expected to try to re-sign free-agent DE Dave Ball at some point this offseason.

Footballguys view: The Titans are still very short-handed at DE, so bringing Ball back would reduce the need to go DE in the draft.

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  Titans | Dave Ball uncertain if he'll be brought back    Sat Mar 10, 09:11 PM

The agent for impending free-agent DL Dave Ball (Titans) said Saturday, March 10, that he was uncertain if the Tennessee Titans would make an offer before Tuesday, March 13, when Ball will officially become an unrestricted free agent.

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  Titans | Dave Ball expects to test free agency    Thu Mar 1, 03:24 PM

Tennessee Titans impending free-agent DE Dave Ball said he expects to hit the free-agent market this offseason but is open to re-signing with the Titans.

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  Titans | Two miss practice    Wed Dec 21, 06:05 PM

Tennessee Titans DE Dave Ball (undisclosed) and LB Gerald McRath (ankle, knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 21.

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  Titans | Dave Ball will still have limited reps    Mon Nov 28, 10:16 PM

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Monday, Nov. 28, that DL Dave Ball (concussion) brings energy to the team, but he will still be careful to limit Ball's reps going forward. Ball was inactive in Week 11, but returned to action in Week 12 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  Titans | Week 11 Inactives    Sun Nov 20, 03:07 PM

The Tennessee Titans have declared OL Byron Stingily, CB Chris Hawkins, DL Dave Ball, WR Donnie Avery, C Kevin Matthews, QB Rusty Smith, DL Zach Clayton inactive for Week 11.

Footballguys view: The Avery experiment is close to being over with him as a healthy scratch this week.

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  Titans | Four questionable    Fri Nov 18, 05:08 PM

Tennessee Titans DL Dave Ball (concussion), LB Gerald McRath (hamstring), LB Barrett Ruud (groin) and LB Colin McCarthy (knee) are listed as questionable for Week 11. McCarthy did not practice Friday, Nov. 18, McRath and Rudd practiced in full and Ball was limited.

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  Titans | Dave Ball consider retirement    Fri Nov 18, 03:04 PM

Tennessee Titans DE Dave Ball (concussion) said he briefly considered retirement after suffering his latest concussion but will continue to play. He said he does not know how many concussions he has suffered during his career.

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  Titans | Two miss practice    Thu Nov 17, 04:45 PM

Tennessee Titans DL Dave Ball (concussion) and LB Colin McCarthy (knee) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 17.

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  Titans | Two miss practice    Wed Nov 16, 05:22 PM

Tennessee Titans DL Dave Ball (concussion) and LB Gerald McRath (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 16.

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  Titans | Week 10 Inactives    Sun Nov 13, 11:41 AM

The Tennessee Titans have declared LB Barrett Ruud, OL Byron Stingily, CB Chris Hawkins, DL Dave Ball, C Kevin Matthews, QB Rusty Smith, DL Zach Clayton inactive for Week 10.

Footballguys view: Rookie Colin McCarthy will get the start for Ruud.

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  Titans | Dave Ball ruled out    Fri Nov 11, 03:30 PM

Tennessee Titans DE Dave Ball (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 11, and has been ruled out for Week 10.

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  Titans | Three players sit out practice    Thu Nov 10, 08:24 PM

Tennessee Titans FB Ahmard Hall (back), DE Dave Ball (concussion) and LB Barrett Ruud (groin) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 10.

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  Titans | Three do not practice    Wed Nov 9, 05:57 PM

Tennessee Titans FB Ahmard Hall (back), DE Dave Ball (back) and LB Barrett Ruud (groin) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 9.

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  Titans | Dave Ball suffers concussion in Week 9    Sun Nov 6, 11:14 PM

Tennessee Titans DL Dave Ball (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 9 against the Cincinnati Bengals, and he will be monitored throughout the week.

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  Titans | Two probable for Week 9    Fri Nov 4, 03:26 PM

Tennessee Titans DE Dave Ball (Achilles') and FS Michael Griffin (hip) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 4, and are listed as probable for Week 9.

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  Titans | Three miss practice    Thu Nov 3, 07:43 PM

Tennessee Titans DL Dave Ball (Achilles'), RB Ahmard Hall (back) and S Chris Hope (forearm) did not practice Thursday, Nov. 3.

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  Titans | Dave Ball re-signed    Mon Aug 1, 06:57 PM

The Tennessee Titans have re-signed free-agent DT Dave Ball to a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Titans re-signed two pretty solid DEs in Ball and Ford. They should help with the loss of coach Jim Washburn and 2010 sackmaster Jason Babin to Philadelphia.

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  Titans | Have not talked to Dave Ball about contract    Sat Jan 15, 07:50 PM

Tennessee Titans impending free-agent DL Dave Ball said he would like to return to the team but he has not had any contract talks with the team, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.

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  Titans | Two placed on IR    Fri Dec 17, 07:21 PM

The Tennessee Titans have placed DE Dave Ball (concussion, hip) and CB Ryan Mouton (hamstring) on Injured Reserve, ending their 2010 season, reports The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt.

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  Titans | Two miss Thursday practice    Thu Dec 16, 07:52 PM

Tennessee Titans DE Dave Ball (concussion, hip) and CB Ryan Mouton (hamstring) both missed practice Thursday, Dec. 16.

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  Titans | Three miss practice Wednesday    Wed Dec 15, 07:12 PM

Tennessee Titans DL Dave Ball (concussion, hip), DL Jovan Haye (concussion) and CB Ryan Mouton (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 15.

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  Titans | Week 14 Inactives    Thu Dec 9, 07:25 PM

The Tennessee Titans have declared DL Dave Ball, LB David Thornton, WR Lavelle Hawkins, FS Robert Johnson, QB Rusty Smith, CB Ryan Mouton, DL Sen'Derrick Marks, OT Troy Kropog inactive for Week 14.

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  Titans | Four miss practice Wednesday    Wed Dec 8, 06:54 PM

Tennessee Titans DL Tony Brown (knee), DL Sen'Derrick Marks (ankle), CB Ryan Mouton (hamstring) and DL Dave Ball (hip) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 8, and are questionable for Week 14, according to The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. Marks and Mouton are unlikely to play, while Brown could be a game-time decision. Ball has the best chance of playing.

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  Titans | Dave Ball limited Tuesday    Tue Dec 7, 05:46 PM

Tennessee Titans DL Dave Ball (hip) was limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 7.

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  Titans | Four miss practice Monday    Mon Dec 6, 06:31 PM

Tennessee Titans DL Dave Ball (hip), DL Tony Brown (knee), DL Sen'Derrick Marks (ankle) and CB Ryan Mouton (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Dec. 6.

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  Titans | Three DL expected to play Week 13    Fri Dec 3, 06:05 PM

Tennessee Titans DEs Jason Babin (ankle) and Dave Ball (concussion) and DT Jason D. Jones (knee) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 3, according to The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. They are listed as questionable for Week 13 and are expected to play.

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  Titans | Six practice fully Thursday    Thu Dec 2, 09:17 PM

Tennessee Titans DE Dave Ball (concussion), PK Rob Bironas (groin), DT Tony Brown (knee), QB Kerry Collins (calf), LB David Thornton (hip) and CB Alterraun Verner (knee) all practiced fully Thursday, Dec. 2.

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  Titans | Three limited Wednesday    Wed Dec 1, 10:32 PM

Tennessee Titans DL Dave Ball (concussion), QB Kerry Collins (calf) and CB Ryan Mouton (hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 1, according to TitansOnline.com.

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  Titans | Week 12 Inactives    Sun Nov 28, 11:48 AM

The Tennessee Titans have declared QB Chris Simms, DL Dave Ball, LB David Thornton, DL Jason D. Jones, WR Kenny Britt, WR Lavelle Hawkins, FS Robert Johnson, OT Troy Kropog inactive for Week 12.

Footballguys view: Sen'Derrick Marks and Jacob Ford will get starts in place of the injured Jones and Ball.

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  Titans | Dave Ball doubtful for Week 12    Fri Nov 26, 05:40 PM

Tennessee Titans DE Dave Ball (concussion) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 26, according to The Tennessean's Jim Wyatt. He is listed as doubtful for Week 12 and is not expected to play.

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  Titans | Five players miss practice    Thu Nov 25, 11:43 PM

Tennessee Titans DE Dave Ball (concussion), WR Kenny Britt (hamstring), DT Tony Brown (knee), QB Kerry Collins (calf) and DT Jason D. Jones (knee) were unable to practice Thursday, Nov. 25, according to John Glennon of The Tennessean.

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  Titans | Six miss practice Wednesday    Wed Nov 24, 06:32 PM

Tennessee Titans DL Dave Ball (concussion), PK Rob Bironas (groin), DL Tony Brown (knee), QB Kerry Collins (calf), DL Jason Jones (knee) and TE Craig Stevens (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 24.

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  Titans | Dave Ball fined $5,000    Sat Oct 23, 10:06 AM

Tennessee Titans DE Dave Ball has been fined $5,000 for a roughing the passer penalty he received in the team's Week 6 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.

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  Titans | Cortland Finnegan, others miss Thursday workouts    Fri Aug 20, 04:27 AM

Tennessee Titans CB Tye Hill (hamstring) left practice early Thursday, Aug. 19, but should return Friday, Aug. 20, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. LB Stanford Keglar (hamstring) returned to action Thursday, while CB Cortland Finnegan (groin, hip flexor) and DE Dave Ball (illness) remained out of action.

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  Titans | Ball signs tender    Thu Mar 18, 11:19 AM

Bryan Mullen, of The Tennessean, reports Tennessee Titans restricted free-agent DE Dave Ball has signed his tender offer, according to his agent. Ball will receive a one-year contract worth $1.809 million.

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  Titans | Three given second-round tender    Thu Mar 4, 01:17 AM

Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean, repots Tennessee Titans impending restricted free agents RB LenDale White, DT Kevin Vickerson and DE Dave ball have been given second-round tenders worth $1,809 million.

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