Leon Hall
DB SF (11)
2 months ago

Hall signed a contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 49ers parted ways with Hall less than a week earlier before he could make his team debut, but seeing the field in San Francisco's Week 8 matchup with the Eagles may be a more realistic possibility. Reserve cornerback K'Waun Williams suffered a quadriceps injury in last Sunday's loss to the Cowboys and is considered unlikely to play in Week 8, perhaps paving the way for Hall to be active on game day.

Leon Hall
DB SF (11)
2 months ago

Hall was released Thursday by the 49ers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hall signed with the 49ers just over a week ago, which makes his sudden release fairly surprising. The veteran cornerback did not see the field during his very short stint in San Francisco and will be on the free agent market once again.

Leon Hall
DB SF (11)
2 months ago

Hall signed a contract with the 49ers on Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old veteran played 12 games with the Giants last season, recording 31 tackles, two sacks and one interception in the process. He failed to sign on with any team this offseason, but could now become an immediate contributor on defense given the plethora of injures in San Francisco's secondary. Even if he doesn't see the field at first, Hall's veteran presence will help guide the 49ers' young cornerbacks.

Leon Hall
DB SF (11)
1 year ago

Hall (coach's decision) is listed as inactive for Sunday's game against the Eagles.

EDGE Analysis

Hall's absence comes as a bit of a surprise given his usage as the slot corner throughout the season thus far along with his veteran experience. The Giants' defensive scheme in Week 9 figures to deploy Janoris Jenkins and Eli Apple on the outside with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie covering the slot, Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News reports.

Leon Hall
DB SF (11)
1 year ago

Hall (concussion) returned to practice Monday, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hall suffered a concussion during the Giants' third preseason bout. His return to practice bodes well for his health, but his Week 1 status remains up in the air.

Leon Hall
DB SF (11)
1 year ago

Hall suffered a concussion during Saturday's preseason contest against the Jets, Art Stapleton of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants inked Hall to a contract in early August to bolster their depth at cornerback, but he's worked as a free safety in recent practices due to injuries befalling each player at the position. With his diagnosis known, there's no telling when Hall may be able to return to the field.

Leon Hall
DB SF (11)
1 year ago

During 7-on-7 periods, Hall received extensive work at free safety alongside strong safety Landon Collins in the base and nickel defenses, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Darian Thompson sidelined for at least a week, the Giants need to find a free safety, and the veteran cornerback could be the solution. If Hall were to wind up starting, he'd have some IDP upside.

Leon Hall
DB SF (11)
1 year ago

Hall (back) signed with the Giants on Thursday, Dan Salomone of Giants.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hall spent the entirety of his nine-year career thus far in Cincinnati, where he racked up 470 tackles, 26 interceptions, 112 passes defensed, and five forced fumbles. The 31-year-old underwent back surgery earlier this offseason that may hamper his availability throughout training camp, but he's set to provide a veteran presence in the Giants' secondary while Eli Apple, Janoris Jenkins, and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie lead the cornerback corps.

Leon Hall
DB SF (11)
2 years ago

Hall underwent back surgery earlier in the offseason, NFL.com's Chris Wesseling reports

EDGE Analysis

According to the source, the surgery was to correct an issue with a disc in his back that had nagged him late in 2015. Hall isn't the cover corner he used to be, but can still patrol the slot effectively, as evidenced by yet another above-average coverage grade per ProFootballFocus.com for his performance last season. In fact, there isn't a season in which Hall hasn't graded out as at least above-average. Nonetheless, the Michigan product is entering his 10th season in the league, and had already experienced an Achilles tear in both 2011 and 2013 before aggravating his back. Coupled with the likelihood of him taking his time to land one last pay day, it may still be a while before Hall finds a new home.

Leon Hall
DB SF (11)
2 years ago

Hall (back) is active Sunday against the 49ers.

EDGE Analysis

After missing practice on Wednesday, Hall put in a limited practice on Thursday before putting in a full session on Friday. On the season, the Bengals right cornerback has 40 tackles to go with two interceptions.