Christian Ballard Leaving Vikings
Defensive tackle Christian Ballard had a sack in the team?s preseason opener against the Houston Texans, but was later pulled from the game with a groin injury that?s kept him out of practice over the last week.
Ballard, a fourth-round pick in 2011, won?t be returning to practice this week either. Coach Leslie Frazier announced after Sunday?s practice that Ballard has been placed on the active-left squad list after informing the team that he would be taking time away to deal with some personal issues.
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