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Hal was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year. The good news, however, is that he announced his cancer is now in remission, which opened the door for him to return to the NFL.
Hal, 26, is a former seventh-round pick of the Texans back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $2.28 million contract when he agreed to a three-year deal worth $15 million and includes $7 million guaranteed last year.
Hal stands to make base salaries of $3.25 million over the next three years of the agreement.
The Texans placed Hal on the Non-Football Illness list back in July.
In 2017, Hal appeared in all 16 games for the Texans and recorded 71 tackles, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and five pass defenses.