Thursday, November 6, 2008
Updated: November 7, 9:54 AM ET
Ex-Raider Hall free to negotiate with other teams
By John Clayton
Former Raiders cornerback DeAngelo Hall cleared waivers, making him a free agent and eligible to sign with any team.
By clearing waivers, Hall won't receive the remaining six years and $64 million of his seven-year, $72 million contract, but he is free to negotiate with any team. The Raiders cut him on Wednesday.
According to his agent, Alvin Keels, Hall has been contacted by approximately 15 teams. During the weekend, Hall will pick the teams he believes will make the best fit and make visits next week. He would like to find a situation in which he could be with a winning team and a team willing to make a long-term commitment.
According to ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen, teams who have contacted Hall include the Patriots, Steelers and Redskins.
Senior writer John Clayton covers the NFL for ESPN.com.