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Bears sign CB Ball


The Chicago Bears signed cornerback Alan Ball to a one-year contract Friday.

The 6-foot-2, 197-pound University of Illinois product has appeared in 93 NFL games with 44 starts over eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans and the Jacksonville Jaguars (2013-14), collecting 178 tackles, six interceptions, 34 pass break-ups, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. He has added 38 special teams tackles during his NFL career.

In 2014, Ball started seven games for the Jaguars, recording 22 tackles, one interception, three pass break-ups and one tackle for a loss. He missed the final nine games last season due to a biceps injury.

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