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What gives? Raiders cut highly paid corner Hall

Updated: November 6, 2008, 5:34 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Raiders cornerback DeAngelo Hall was the first player released by team owner Al Davis on Wednesday, a move expected to trigger a major shakeup of Oakland's roster.

Angered by the Raiders' 2-6 start, Davis asked his front-office staff to explore the possibility of releasing several players. By releasing Hall, who was acquired from Atlanta before this season, the Raiders are washing their hands of a seven-year, $72 million contract after only eight games.

"I've never been in a situation ...

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