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Jake Ballard, ex-Giants TE, claimed by Patriots

Tight end Jake Ballard showed up to the New York Giants' facility on Tuesday precisely at 4:02 p.m. ET, according to multiple Giants beat writers.

Ballard, who was waived by the Giants on Monday, thought he had cleared waivers and would be returning to the Giants after the team let him go following a failed physical on Monday. He expected to revert to the Giants' PUP list and ultimately land on injured reserve, where he would spend the season.

There was only one problem: The New England Patriots decided to claim Ballard.

Ballard's agent Blake Baratz tweeted out the news:

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