However, Jackson adds that both players are the Dolphins’ list of options should they sustain an injury at the position or their younger options don’t develop this summer.
According to Jackson, Miami has been pleased with second-round pick Xavien Howard and Tony Lippett so far. Both players are competing for the starting job opposite to Byron Maxwell, while Bobby McCain is considered to be the front-runner in the slot.
Jackson previously reported that the Dolphins have internally have discussed the possibility of signing Hall and Cromartie, but it appears as though both players will have to wait until later before an opportunity arises.
Hall has visited with the Giants and Falcons in recent weeks while Cromartie hasn’t found any reported interest since he became available. Although, Jets HC Todd Bowles didn’t rule out the possibility of re-signing Cormartie at some point, depending on what happens this summer.
Cromartie, 32, was in the second year of his four-year, $32 million contract that included $7 million guaranteed when he was released in a move that freed up $8 million in available cap space for the Jets.
In 2015, Cromartie appeared in 15 games for the Jets and recorded 29 tackles, a fumble recovery and 12 pass defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 86 cornerback out of 111 qualifying players.
Hall, 31, is former first-round pick of the Bengals back in 2007. He has spent all nine years of his NFL career with the Bengals and is now among the best available cornerbacks in this year’s market.
In 2015, Hall appeared in 14 games for the Bengals and recorded 55 tackles, two interceptions with one being returned for a touchdown, and nine pass defenses.
We have both players featured in our Best Available Free Agents list.