Pats have eye to future with Ballard

In the SportsCenter video above, Herm Edwards and Adam Schefter discuss the Patriots claiming injured tight end Jake Ballard, who is expected to most if not all of the 2012 season, from the Giants.

"Basically, this is a move designed for the 2013 season," Schefter says. "They claimed Jake Ballard, who the Giants thought would not be able to play this year. So basically, the Patriots take on his contract and will pay him this year $540,000. They will have his rights for next season at $630,000. So they are going to be getting two seasons of Jake Ballard -- of which he is only expected to play one -- for about $1.17 million."