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Former 49ers DB Leon Hall stays in the Bay Area, signs with Raiders

Mar 29, 2018 at 12:56 PM--


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The Oakland Raiders have signed defensive back Leon Hall, who played for the San Francisco 49ers in 2017. The Raiders announced the signing on Thursday via Twitter.


The 49ers initially signed Hall on October 10, 2017, and he was released nine days later. San Francisco re-signed him on October 24, 2017, and he appeared in each of the team's final nine games of the season. Hall's single start of 2017 came during a Week 8 contest against the Philadelphia Eagles. He registered 16 combined tackles and a pass defensed with the 49ers.

Hall spent nine seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals, the team that drafted him with the 18th-overall selection in 2007. In 2016, he appeared in 12 games (two starts) during his single season with the New York Giants.

Over his career, Hall registered 517 combined tackles, 27 interceptions, 114 passes defensed, six forced fumbles, and three defensive touchdowns. He also appeared in five postseason games over his career.

A native of Vista, California, Hall played all four of his collegiate seasons at Michigan from 2003 until 2006. He earned consensus All-American honors as a senior in 2006, leaving as the school's record holder with 43 passes defensed.

Hall, who is 33 years old, is entering his 12th season in the NFL.



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