NFL Notes: Former Eagle Chad Hall joins Jags

NFL Notes: Former Eagle Chad Hall joins Jags
August 6, 2014, 3:45 pm
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Chad Hall played for the Eagles in 2010 and 2011 and was reunited with Andy Reid in Kansas City last season. (USA Today Images)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed receivers Ramses Barden and Chad Hall following injuries to Mike Brown and Nathan Slaughter.

Brown left training camp Wednesday with tightness in his right hamstring. Slaughter was waved/injured Wednesday after spraining his left foot Tuesday.

Brown and Slaughter bring the total to seven receivers on the sideline for the Jaguars. Jacksonville already was without Cecil Shorts III (hamstring), Allen Robinson (hamstring), Tandon Doss (ankle) and Ace Sanders (leave of absence). And Damian Copeland (wrist) was placed on injured reserve last week.

The 6-foot-6 Barden, a third-round draft pick by the New York Giants in 2009, caught 29 passes for 394 yards in four seasons.

The 5-foot-8 Hall totaled 16 receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns in three seasons with Philadelphia and Kansas City.

Dolphins: Moreno activated from PUP list
DAVIE, Fla. -- Running back Knowshon Moreno has been activated by the Miami Dolphins after recovering from a left knee injury that forced him to miss the first 12 days of training camp.

Moreno came off the physically unable to perform list before Wednesday's practice and joined the competition for a starting job.

Moreno signed a $3.275 million, one-year contract in March after five seasons with the Denver Broncos. He helped them reach the Super Bowl last year when he had a breakout season, rushing for 1,038 yards, catching 60 passes and scoring 13 touchdowns.

Lamar Miller and Daniel Thomas were the primary ball carriers last season for the Dolphins, who ranked 26th in the NFL in rushing. Both remain on the roster, and Miller has looked good this summer with the first unit.

Cardinals: TE Ballard retires
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Arizona Cardinals tight end Jake Ballard has announced his retirement from the NFL.

Ballard says in a statement that his body never has felt the same since he sustained a severe knee injury while playing for the New York Giants in the 2012 Super Bowl.

Ballard was signed by the Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent out of Ohio State in 2010. In the Giants' 2011 Super Bowl season, he started 13 regular season games, catching 38 passes for 604 yards and four touchdowns. He was signed by New England in 2012, but missed the entire season because of the knee injury.

Ballard signed with the Cardinals in November of last year. He appeared in eight games for Arizona, three as a starter.

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