The Fall of Hall?
NFL.com is reporting that the Raiders are prepared to release DeAngelo Hall. If Hall is released, he will have been paid $8 million for eight games. The Raiders also gave the Falcons a second-round pick for Hall. As if a second-round pick wasn't enough, the Falcons also got the pleasure of torching Hall during last Sunday's historic rout in Oakland.
If the report is true, then Hall may be getting the early retirement that he recently revealed had been on his mind. Since he's already essentially been on vacation for 60 minutes each Sunday this fall, retirement wouldn't be a big leap in lifestyle.
If Hall wants to stay on board and collect his remaining $16 million, we know he'll bypass Tom Cable and instead appeal to a higher power. After all, it was Hall who recently gave us the following gem: "We answer to Al. Al knows us personally. It's nice when you have that personal relationship with the owner as opposed to trying to kiss up to every head coach who comes in."