Eagles acquire safety Deiondre Hall from Bears
Cut day is among the busiest in the NFL. Teams work to get their roster to the 53 man roster limit. A day of surprises around the NFL as teams are looking to make those finishing touches to the team. As a result, General Manager Howie Roseman did just that as the Eagles acquire safety Deiondre Hall from the Bears.
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What Hall brings to Philly
Hall is entering his third season in the NFL. He is a former fourth-round pick out of the University of Northern Iowa. Hall has a nice build at 6’2 206 and also has versatility. During his career at Northern Iowa Hall, played linebacker, cornerback, and safety while also contributing on special teams. As a result, the former Panther will be a nice depth addition to an already talented secondary. Unfortunately Hall is suspended for week one so initially, he will not count against the 53 man roster.
The rich get richer
This trade appears to be a win-win for the Eagles. At 24 years old Hall could find a long-term home with the world champs and could be the depth the Eagles need. With both Chris Maragos and Corey Graham in their final seasons there is potential for the Northern Iowa Alum to see more playing time. All the Eagles had to give up was send a conditional seventh-round pick.
A versatile playmaker
A four-year starter at Northern Iowa Hall played in 51 games racking up 13 interceptions with four being returned for a touchdown. He also added 242 tackles and 15 pass breakups. Furthermore, add in 20 returns for 362 yards and you have a player who can give you key snaps all over the field.
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Hall recorded his first interception in week four of the 2016 season off Matt Stafford. In addition, the South Carolina native has appeared in 10 NFL games making seven tackles and three pass breakups. Welcome Hall to Philly as he has a chance to be another steal for Roseman.