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 2014 NFL Mock Draft
1. Mike Evans, WR; Texas A&M
2. Kyle Fuller, CB; Virginia Tech
3b. Craig Loston, SS; LSU
4. Marcel Jensen, TE; Fresno State
5a. Daniel McCullers, DT; Tennessee
5b. Max Bullough, ILB; Michigan State
6. Kadeem Edwards, OG; Tennessee State
7. Derrell Johnson, OLB; East Carolina