While Ballard told Banner's family that he believed he could slip Banner through waivers and place him on the practice squad, it didn't change the fact that Ballard felt Banner wasn't good enough to help the Colts in 2017.
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“It was a tough choice, and we just decided to go with Rod," general manager Chris Ballard said Sunday. “I just think, and our staff, we just think he’s got something to him."
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