Tuesday December 15th, 2015

Former Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball signed with the New England Patriots’ practice squad on Tuesday, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Ball’s reported signing comes in the wake of a hip injury sustained by the team’s starting running back LeGarrette Blount on Sunday against the Houston Texans.

Ball, a second round selection in the 2013 draft by the Denver Broncos, was released by the team in September.

The 25-year-old has played in 21 total games in his NFL career. He’s scored five times on 175 carries, while averaging 4.2 yards per carry.

He rushed for a total of 3,753 yards in his final two seasons at Wisconsin, and was a consensus All America selection in 2011 and ’12.

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The Patriots (11–2) host the Tennessee Titans (3–10) on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

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