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Injured Jake Ballard claimed quickly by Patriots

Giants thought TE would clear waivers

FOXBOROUGH – The Patriots have plenty of tight ends, but that didn’t stop them from adding another one.

The team claimed injured Giants tight end Jake Ballard with an eye on 2013. Ballard suffered a knee injury during Super Bowl XLVI against the Patriots and later had ACL and microfracture surgery.

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