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Old 06-04-2019, 09:05 PM   #1
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Default Safety Deiondre' Hall a mystery man?

Hall gets his hand on a Nate Sudfeld pass to cause an incompletion. Hall is an interesting player to follow this summer after a bizarre first season in Philadelphia. The Eagles liked him enough to trade for Hall during the roster cutdown process, even if the compensation was minimal. But he played only six total snaps on defense all year, despite being healthy and the team suffering a never-ending series of injuries in the secondary. He also made little impact on special teams. Safety is a difficult position to pick up in a new system midstream, so Hall gets some benefit of the doubt, but he’ll need to impress this summer just to make the roster.

12:36 p.m. — Hall picks off Sudfeld in a red-zone drill in which three receivers are covered by five defenders.

“This is easily Hall’s best day as an Eagle,” I tell Sheil.

It really is fair to question just how bad Hall was last year. The Eagles traded for him, showing a real desire to have him on the roster. Despite DB after DB getting hurt, Hall could not get on the field. That is generally a terrible sign. What did he do to offend Jim Schwartz? Hall must have been awful in practice. Or maybe he just spoke openly of his disdain for football coaches who use baseball analogies.

As Bo points out, this is Hall’s first offseason with the Eagles. He should know the playbook now and be comfortable with his role in the scheme. There are no more excuses. He has to play well or he’s out. The Eagles are no longer thin at safety.

It is encouraging for Hall to have a good day in practice. This doesn’t mean anything definitive of course, but it is a good sign. Maybe the light has gone on for Hall and he will push for a roster spot and even some playing time.
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