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  • Corey Ballentine: Hits COVID list

    Ballentine was placed on the Lions' practice squad COVID-19 list Monday. Ballentine has appeared in four games this season for the Lions while contributing on special-teams coverage, including as a kick returner. He is one of 25 players who tested positive for COVID on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. The 25-year-old will try to get healthy and earn another shot with the active roster.
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  • Corey Ballentine: Cut by Detroit

    The Lions waived Ballentine (hamstring) on Friday. Detroit activated Ballentine from injured reserve one day earlier, but the club deemed the reserve defensive back expendable when a spot on the 53-man roster was needed for quarterback Tim Boyle (thumb), who was activated from IR in anticipation of starting Sunday's game against the Browns. Before going on IR earlier this season, Ballentine appeared in three games and played exclusively on special teams as a kick returner and member of Detroit's coverage units.
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  • Lions' Corey Ballentine: Back at practice

    The Lions have designated Ballentine (hamstring) for return from IR. Detroit placed Ballentine on IR back in mid-October due to a hamstring issue, but the cornerback is now eligible to return to the field as early as Sunday's road matchup against the Steelers. In his three appearances this season, Ballentine was limited exclusively to special teams.
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  • Lions' Corey Ballentine: Placed on IR

    The Lions moved Ballentine (hamstring) to injured reserve Friday. Ballentine will be forced to spend at least three games on IR due to the hamstring injury he picked up Week 5. As a result, both Julian Okwara and Charles Harris could be in line for increased work in Detroit's depleted secondary.
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  • Lions' Corey Ballentine: Claimed off waivers by Detriot

    The Lions claimed Ballentine off waivers from the Jets on Friday, Justin Rogers of Detroit News reports. Ballentine was scooped up by the Jets after being waived by the Giants halfway through the 2020 season. He injured his knee during a preseason contest and was recently waived off of IR. The 2019 sixth-round pick will bring over 400 snaps of defensive experience to Detroit's secondary.
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  • Jets' Corey Ballentine: Reverts to injured reserve

    Ballentine (knee) reverted to the Jets' injured reserve after clearing waivers Tuesday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports. Ballentine's season is now over unless he can agree to an injury settlement with New York. The 25-year-old appeared in 15 games last season as he spilt time between the Giants and Jets.
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  • Corey Ballentine: Waived by Jets

    Ballentine (knee) was waived/injured by the Jets on Monday. Ballentine suffered the knee injury during Saturday's preseason win over the Packers, though it's unclear if the injury played a role in him being let go. The 25-year-old appeared in 15 games between the Giants and Jets last season, and he recorded 20 total tackles while also handling kick-return duties.
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  • Jets' Corey Ballentine: Joins Jets' active roster

    Ballentine was activated to the Jets' roster from the commissioner's exempt list Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The 24-year-old was claimed off waivers from the Giants last week, but the Jets utilized a roster exemption before activating him Tuesday. Ballentine exclusively played special teams in all but three games for the Giants this season, and he figures to fill a similar role with the Jets.
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  • Jets' Corey Ballentine: Claimed by Jets

    The Jets claimed Ballentine off waivers Wednesday, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports. Ballentine was cut by the Giants on Tuesday, but he won't have to travel far to join his new team. The 2019 sixth-round pick has had a rough start to his career, as he's allowed 12.9 yards per target and a 73.0 completion percentage over his first two years in the league. Ballentine will need to clear COVID-19 protocols before he's cleared to play, but he'll likely only assume a depth role for the Jets defense this season.
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  • Giants' Corey Ballentine: Flashes in rookie season

    Ballentine recorded 26 tackles (21 solo) and two defended passes across 13 contests. He also contributed as a kick returner. Ballentine only handled significant defensive snaps in six contest as a rookie, and he was limited to special teams to begin the year. The 2019 sixth-round pick stands to compete for a key role in the Giants' secondary during the offseason.
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  • Giants' Corey Ballentine: Lands on injury report

    Ballentine did not participate in the team's estimated practice report Wednesday due to a back injury, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Ballentine was a new addition to the injury report, perhaps picking up the issue during the team's Week 16 win over Washington. He returned for that game after a one-game absence due to a concussion. It's not clear whether this new injury will jeopardize Ballentine's status for the regular-season finale in Week 17 against the Eagles, though his ability to participate later in the week will provide more clarity.
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  • Giants' Corey Ballentine: Good to go

    Ballentine (concussion) has been cleared to play in Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Ballentine was able to log full practices all week, so this news is relatively unsurprising. Look for him to take on his usual role at cornerback and returning kicks, assuming he avoids any setbacks.
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  • Giants' Corey Ballentine: Out Monday

    Ballentine (concussion) will not play in Monday night's game versus the Eagles, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports. Ballentine suffered a concussion in last week's loss to the Packers. He has yet to clear the league's protocol and will miss Monday's game as a result. His absence means Grant Haley and Sam Beal could potentially see some more work providing depth at cornerback, while Darius Slayton figures to be next in line to return kickoffs.
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  • Giants' Corey Ballentine: Logs full practice Thursday

    Ballentine (concussion) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post reports. Ballentine is practicing in full for the first time since suffering a head injury Week 6 versus New England. While the depth cornerback will still need to receive clearance from an independent neurologist before retaking the field, he's certainly trending in the right direction. If Ballentine manages to be medically cleared in time for Monday's tilt against the Cowboys, he'll serve as New York's top kick returner.
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  • Giants' Corey Ballentine: Can't practice Wednesday

    Ballentine (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports. Ballentine remains in the league's protocol for head injuries, and he hasn't yet made tangible progress in his recovery. If he's unable to get healthy in time for Sunday's game against the Lions, Cody Latimer will handle kick return duties.
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  • Giants' Corey Ballentine: Lands in concussion protocol

    Ballentine is in concussion protocol, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports. This makes Ballentine's status for Sunday's game against the Cardinals uncertain. The rookie sixth-round pick is used strictly on special teams, specifically as a kick returner, so Cody Latimer will take over those duties if Ballentine can't clear protocol.
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