Chargers release Jason Ball; Add Hallen

The San Diego Chargers released two players today – center Jason Ball and wide receiver Micah Ross – and added two players to the active roster, signing defensive back Jerrell Pippens from the team's practice squad and adding free agent center-guard Bob Hallen.
October 26, 2004

Hardwick having a Ball of a time

Jason Ball officially counts on Monday. Ball came in as an undrafted free agent, took advantage of an injury to Cory Raymer and became the starter. Nick Hardwick played hand-me-down this year. He took the opportunity made possible by Ball's holdout and earned himself the starting job of the San Diego Chargers.
October 1, 2004

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.
September 17, 2004

Anchoring the line

It has been a quiet offseason for Nick Hardwick. He could have found himself embroiled in a healthy debate over who would start the season under center had Jason Ball shown up at training camp. But with the San Diego Chargers season about to begin, Hardwick is entrenched at the starter and anchor of the line.
September 10, 2004

No Ball, no problem

Camp has ended for the San Diego Chargers and now the talk of Jason Ball coming to Murphy Canyon may become a reality. But really – who needs him. Sure he is a solid center but he possesses the type of attitude that the Chargers have been getting rid of over the last year.
August 27, 2004