Rumor: Patriots to Claim DeAngelo Hall?

According to reports, the Oakland Raiders plan to release star cornerback DeAngelo Hall.  Surprisingly, several teams are condidering grabbing him off waivers, among them, the Patriots.  The report comes from profootballtalk.com:

Also, don’t be shocked if someone makes a waivers claim on Hall.  We’re told that interested teams include the Patriots, Texans, Giants, Redskins, Rams, and Saints.  Several teams have the money to pay Hall — and getting him for $16 million in guaranteed money could be regarded as a bargain.

Signing Hall would be a huge addition for the Patriots.  At just age 24, Hall is still very young, as well as one of the best shutdown cornerbacks in the NFL.  Grabbing hall would be absolutely huge for the Patriots, and we’ll be here to cover this story as it (possibly) develops.

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2 Responses to Rumor: Patriots to Claim DeAngelo Hall?

  1. r1zzo23 says:

    Hall would be a huge pickup for the Patriots. The reason why Hall failed in Oakland was because they played almost exclusively man coverage. That’s possible for one side of the field with Nnamdi Asomugha, who is perhaps the best CB in the league. He can play exclusively man coverage and thrive. DeAngelo Hall, on the other hand, showed he’s not a great, even good, man coverage corner.

    Enter: Bill Belichick. In Bill’s defensive scheme, CBs play mostly in zone coverage and Hall has got the awareness and ball skills to thrive in New England. And like you said, the kid is only 24 years old. If we could sign him to a 3-year deal for a low base salary with incentives up and down the contract, we could have ourselves a great CB that could earn his money with his play.

  2. r1zzo23 says:

    DeAngelo has cleared waivers and it looks like it’s down to the Giants, Redskins and Patriots for possible suitors. Hopefully a decision comes soon and I would love to see him come to New England.

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