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Bears release record setter

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Yes, David Ball was one of the most prolific wide receivers in the history of college football.

Now, he is an ex-Bear.

Following up on news here earlier today, Ball was released from the practice squad to make room for the addition of RB P.J. Pope. With six wide receivers on the roster, there wasn't going to be much room for the former star from New Hampshire, and the organization has liked Pope since he led it in rushing last summer.

His one-handed grab out of bounds in the preseason finale vs. Cleveland was an ESPN hit, but Ball's status on the practice squad was tenuous. He didn't do a lot in training camp to separate himself, and struggled often getting separation from defenders.

Ball broke numerous I-AA records that were once held by a guy from Mississippi Valley State, Jerry Rice.

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