If Ballard was healthy, I'd add him in a heartbeat. If the Pats* cut him, I suspect it was because he was not all the way back.
NE only sign players from teams they fear anyways, they must have got all the info about the Gents from him that they needed.
Ballard would be a good signing.
Rara's very early 2015 NFL Mock Draft
Round 1- Jalen Collins, CB; LSU
Round 2- Eric Lefeld, OT; Cincinatti
Round 3- Tyler Kroft, TE; Rutgers
Round 4- Geneo Grissom, OLB; Oklahoma
Round 5- Jonathon Mincy, CB; Auburn
Round 6- Jamil Douglas, OG; Arizona State
Round 7- Spencer Roth, P; Baylor