New Patriots running back Montee Ball was looking to carve a niche in the Denver Broncos offense this season, but it didn't work out that way for him.
The Broncos cut him on Sept. 6 and he was looking for a job up until the Patriots signed him last week. Seeing as how Ball hasn't played in any games this year, he's bringing a 100% healthy body to an offense that would surely welcome that.
"Fresh legs. Fresh legs right now, especially coming in this late in the season," he said. "Fresh legs. But, like I said, Belichick, he knows what he’s doing. He knows what I’m capable of doing so I’m going to show them what I can do."
Ball also said he didn't care in what capacity the Patriots use him. He's ready to go whenever he's inserted into the lineup.
"Wherever they want me, wherever they need me," Ball said. "I’m not in a position anymore to where I can say what I want to do and where I want to be. It’s wherever they want to put me. So whenever my number’s called I’m going to do what I can."
Luckily for Ball, his former Wisconsin teammate, James White, is helping him learn the playbook as quickly as possible. With only a few days to go before the Patriots take on the Titans at Gillette Stadium, Ball will need to have learned as much of it as he can if he hopes to make an impact.
As an added bonus, he certainly seems happy to be playing for a team that has a chance at winning the Super Bowl this year.
"It’s time to move on," he said. "And being a Patriot, you can’t complain at all."
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