Jason Ball ends holdout

Jason Ball signed his one year tender with the San Diego Chargers on Friday night, ending a long holdout with the team.

Jason Ball finally reported to camp after missing minicamp, training camp and the start of the season.

Ball had originally requested a long term deal and the Chargers balked at the request while he was not in camp. General Manager A.J. Smith stuck to his guns when he said he would not talk about a deal until Ball signed the original tender, worth $380K.

Ball, an undrafted free agent out of New Haven, missed eight games in 2003 but was looking to be get a significant raise.

The Chargers drafted Nick Hardwick in the third round this year. Hardwick went out and earned the starting job to begin the year.

The Bolts will get a two week roster exemption for Ball when he reports on Monday.

There has been talk in recent days that Ball may be traded. This would be the first step in that process.

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