The Philadelphia Eagles acquired defensive back Deiondre’ Hall from the Chicago Bears, according to a report from Brad Biggs of The Chicago Tribune. Howie Roseman confirmed the trade during his press conference on Saturday evening. It sounds like the compensation is a conditional draft pick.
It’s important to note that Hall is suspended for the first week of the 2018 NFL season so he will NOT count against the 53-man roster right now.
Hall, 24, measures in at 6-2, 206 pounds. The Bears originally selected him with a fourth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. In three years with Chicago, Hall has appeared in 10 games. He’s recorded five tackles, three passes defensed, and one interception to this point in his NFL career.
This news doesn’t appear to bode well for Tre Sullivan, who is currently on the Eagles’ 53-man roster as the team’s fourth safety behind Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, and Corey Graham. I imagine Hall might replace Sullivan once his suspension is over on Friday, September 7.
Hall has a connection with Eagles vice president of player personnel Joe Douglas. Douglas was with Chicago when the Bears drafted him. Roseman noted as much.
Here’s a quick evaluation of Hall from the Bens of BGN.
Feel like he's a safety candidate. Weird fit considering the DB depth seems pretty strong already. https://t.co/ZvowhI1oOA— my fair grady (@TheBenNatan) September 1, 2018
Joe Douglas guy. Size but talent is shaky. https://t.co/JVU21jkBqx— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) September 1, 2018
Interesting spider graph: