The New York Giants officially signed veteran cornerback Leon Hall today, following his second visit with the team yesterday.
The New York Giants officially inked nine-year veteran cornerback Leon Hall today. Hall will sign a one year deal with the team worth up to $2 million.
The University of Michigan product has totaled 26 interceptions, 111 passes defended, and 470 tackles over the course of his career, all spent with the Cincinnati Bengals. In 2015, Hall racked up two interceptions, nine passes defended, and 55 tackles.
2016 first round selection Eli Apple was penciled in to be the Giants’ slot corner next season, but that is definitely subject to change with the addition of Hall. Even if he doesn’t beat out Apple for the third corner slot on the depth chart, the veteran experience Hall can offer the young rookie (as well as the defensive backs group as a whole) will be invaluable.
Hall will face his former team as a member of Big Blue during a Monday night matchup at MetLife Stadium on November 14th.
“One of my friends had texted me about a game in November,” Hall told Jordan Raanan of ESPN. “It’s definitely something I’ll be looking forward to. There’s no doubt about that.”
In a corresponding move, New York waived cornerback Tramain Jacobs to make room for Hall on the 90-man roster.