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Defensive back Leon Hall spent nine days on the San Francisco 49ers roster. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the 49ers are releasing the 10-year veteran. Hall, who was signed on October 10, was inactive for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins.


Despite not playing in a game with the 49ers, Hall earned two game checks totaling $117,647 for participating in four practices with the team, per NBC Sports Bay Area.

Hall spent nine seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, the team that drafted him with the 18th overall selection in the 2007 NFL Draft. Last season, Hall appeared in 12 games – starting two – for the New York Giants after signing a one-year, $2 million contract in August of 2016. The 2016 season saw Hall compile 31 tackles, two sacks, two passes defensed, an interception, and a forced fumble. He saw a significant amount of playing time in the Giants' wildcard loss to the Green Bay Packers. Hall contributed a lot to the safety position in 2016 and also played in the slot.

Over his career, the 32-year-old Hall has 501 tackles, 27 interceptions, 113 passes defensed, six forced fumbles, and three defensive touchdowns. He has also appeared in five postseason games over his career.

Hall was the 49ers' most seasoned veteran at defensive back. No other player within the group has more than five years of experience, with safety Eric Reid leading in that category.

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