The Oakland Raiders have pulled off a trade for Atlanta Falcons cornerback De’Angelo Hall according to several sources. Reportedly the Falcons have traded the disgruntled 24 year old for the Raiders 2nd round pick in this years draft. That pick is the 3rd pick in round 2.
Speculation of when and where Hall would land has been making headlines for the better part of two months. The Miami Dolphins who never publicly showed interest in the pro-bowler were also involved in many rumors and innuendo. As little as 2 weeks ago, it was reported that the NY Giants had offered their 1st round pick, number 31 for Hall and were declined. If true, Atlanta was obviously shopping him outside of the NFC.
Halls trade puts a wrench into the plans of the Dallas Cowboys who were also rumored to be interested in his services. Oakland will have to rework Hall’s contract before the trade is official.